Osteodontornis Howard 1957 (bird)

Aves - Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae

Synonym: Pseudodontornis Lambrecht 1930

Full reference: H. Howard. 1957. A gigantic "toothed" marine bird from the Miocene of California. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology Bulletin 1:1-23

Parent taxon: Pseudodontornithidae according to A. Wetmore 1960

See also Carroll 1988, Harrison and Walker 1976, Howard 1957, Howard 1968, Howard 1972, Howard 1978, Lambrecht 1933, Matsuoka et al. 1998, Mayr and Rubilar-Rogers 2010, Olson 1985 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Caspiodontornis, Cyphornis, Gigantornis, Lutetodontopteryx, Macrodontopteryx, Pelagornis, Pseudodontornis longidentata

Subtaxa: Osteodontornis orri Pseudodontornis tenuirostris

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Type: Osteodontornis orri

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Japan (4 collections), United States (6: California)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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