Pelagornis Lartet 1857 (bird)

Aves - Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae

Synonyms: Neodontornis Harrison and Walker 1976, Palaeochenoides Shufeldt 1916, Tympanonesiotes Hopson 1964

Parent taxon: Pelagornithidae according to M. Cenizo et al. 2016

See also Bourdon 2005, Brodkorb 1967, Carroll 1988, Chavez et al. 2007, Cheneval 1993, Harrison and Walker 1976, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Hopson 1964, Howard 1972, Ksepka 2014, Lambrecht 1933, Mayr et al. 2007, Mayr et al. 2008, Mayr and Rubilar-Rogers 2010, Mourer-Chauvire and Geraads 2008, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Wemore 1928, Wetmore 1960 and Zittel 1890

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

Subtaxa: Pelagornis chilensis Pelagornis longirostris Pelagornis mauretanicus Pelagornis miocaenus Pelagornis sandersi Pelagornis stirtoni Tympanonesiotes wetmorei

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Morocco (1 collection), New Zealand (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Chile (3), France (2), New Zealand (1), Peru (4), Portugal (1), United States (2: South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (3)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Western Sahara (1)

Total: 25 collections including 27 occurrences

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