Waltonavis Mayr and Kitchener 2023 (bird)

Aves - Leptosomiformes

Full reference: G. Mayr and A.C. Kitchener. 2023. New species from the early Eocene London Clay suggest an undetected early Eocene diversity of the Leptosomiformes, an avian clade that includes a living fossil from Madagascar. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 103:585-608

Parent taxon: Leptosomiformes according to G. Mayr and A.C. Kitchener 2023

Sister taxa: Leptosomidae, Plesiocathartes

Subtaxa: Waltonavis danielsi Waltonavis paraleptosomus

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Type: Waltonavis paraleptosomus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Walton-on-the-Naze, Ypresian (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

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