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Pelagornithidae

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Pelagornithidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1888Pelagornithidae Fürbringer
1891Odontopterygidae Lydekker
1933Pseudodontornithidae Lambrecht
1933Odontopterygidae Lambrecht p. 304
1933Pseudodontornithidae Lambrecht p. 305
1957Pseudodontornithidae Howard p. 21
1960Odontopterygidae Wetmore p. 24
1960Pelagornithidae Wetmore p. 24
1960Pseudodontornithidae Wetmore p. 24
1968Pseudodontornithidae Howard p. 9
1969Pseudodontornithidae Howard and Warter p. 354
1972Pseudodontornithidae Howard p. 5
1976Odontopterygidae Harrison and Walker p. 5
1976Pseudodontornithidae Harrison and Walker p. 15
1976Pseudodontornis longidentata Harrison and Walker p. 17 figs. Figs. 11-15; Pl. 5
1976Dasornithidae Harrison and Walker p. 24
1976Pelagornithidae Harrison and Walker p. 29
1978Pseudodontornithidae Howard p. 14
1982Pseudodontornithidae Aslanova and Burchak-Abramowich p. 410
1985Pelagornithidae McKee p. 181
1985Pelagornithidae Olson p. 194
1988Pelagornithidae Carroll
1989Pelagornithidae Goedert p. 940
1993Pelagornithidae Cheneval p. 90
1998Pelagornithidae Matsuoka et al. p. 246
2001Pelagornithidae Olson and Rasmussen p. 259
2002Pelagornithidae González-Barba et al. p. 723
2003Pelagornithidae Matsuoka et al. p. 55
2007Pelagornithidae Chavez et al. p. 179
2007Odontopterygidae Livezey and Zusi p. 90
2008Pelagornithidae Mayr p. 1115
2008Pelagornithidae Mourer-Chauvire and Geraads p. 174
2010Pelagornithidae Bourdon et al. p. 4
2010Pelagornithidae Mayr and Smith p. 366
2011Pelagornithidae Mayr p. 448 figs. Fig. 1
2011Pelagornithidae Mayr and Zvonok p. 1348
2016Pelagornithidae Cenizo et al. p. 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
RankNameAuthor
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
Neognathae(Pycraft 1900)
familyPelagornithidaeFürbringer 1888
familyPelagornithidaeFürbringer 1888

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2017-04-17 10:40:43
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:40:43
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Bush and Bambach 2015, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Paleocene to the top of the Gelasian or 58.70000 to 1.80600 Ma

Collections (67 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0France (Nord) Pelagornithidae indet. (68429)
Late/Upper Paleocene - Early/Lower Eocene58.7 - 48.6United Kingdom (England) Pseudodontornis tenuirostris (142313)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Antarctica (Seymour Island) Pelagornithidae indet. (176084)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) Macrodontopteryx oweni (13299)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Antarctica Pelagornithidae indet. (183434)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Belgium Macrodontopteryx oweni (124457 124685)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Togo Gigantornis sp. (32991)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Ukraine (Luhansk) Odontopteryx toliapica (120885)
Lutetian - Bartonian47.8 - 38.0Antarctica (Seymour Island) Pelagornithidae indet. (53666)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Nigeria Gigantornis eaglesomei (32906)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Western Sahara Pelagornis sp. (175734)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Antarctica Pelagornithidae indet. (100410)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Oregon) Pelagornithidae indet. (75901)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Kazakhstan Pelagornithidae indet. (113118)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Western Sahara Pelagornithidae indet. (159113)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Antarctica Pelagornithidae indet. (43030)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Japan (Fukushima) Pelagornithidae indet. (124785)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1USA (South Carolina) Pelagornis sandersi (188100) Pseudodontornithidae indet. (45777)
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Canada (British Columbia) Cyphornis magnus (125741)
Late/Upper Oligocene - Early/Lower Miocene28.4 - 15.97USA (Oregon) Pelagornis sp. (150594)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Azerbaijan Caspiodontornis kobystanicus (45737)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Japan (Fukuoka) Pelagornithidae indet. (76045)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03USA (South Carolina) Pelagornis sandersi (157876)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97USA (South Carolina) Pseudodontornis longirostris (58453) Tympanonesiotes wetmorei (58452)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Venezuela (Lara) Pelagornis sp. (199712)
Miocene23.03 - 5.333USA (South Carolina) Palaeochenoides mioceanus (18506)
Miocene23.03 - 5.333Japan (Aichi) Osteodontornis sp. (124786)
Miocene23.03 - 5.333Japan (Gifu) Pelagornithidae indet. (124788)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Japan (Mie) Osteodontornis sp. (91579)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97France (Bordeaux) Pelagornis miocaenus (48660)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Venezuela (Lara) Pelagornis sp. (175185)
Burdigalian - Langhian20.44 - 13.82Japan (Saitama) Osteodontornis sp. (56956)
Early/Lower Hemingfordian20.43 - 15.97USA (Delaware) Pelagornithidae indet. (18579)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Japan (Saitama) Osteodontornis sp. (54183)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82USA (California) Osteodontornis orri (59059)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82USA (Virginia) Pelagornis sp. (57700)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608France (Gers) Pelagornis miocaenus (124693)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Chile Pelagornis sp. (100171 100172)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608USA (California) Osteodontornis orri (124690)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62USA (California) Osteodontornis orri (46069)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Peru (Ica) Pelagornithidae indet. (45487)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Portugal Pelagornis miocaenus (54171)
Serravallian13.82 - 11.62Venezuela (Falcon) Pelagornis chilensis (175186)
Waiauan12.7 - 11.608New Zealand (North Canterbury) Pelagornis miocaenus (124695)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Peru Pelagornithidae indet., Pelagornis sp. (45486)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Peru (Arequipa) Pelagornis sp. (45485)
Tortonian - Messinian11.62 - 5.333USA (California) Osteodontornis orri (13300)
Tortonian - Messinian11.62 - 5.333Chile (Atacama) Pelagornis chilensis (99451)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333USA (California) Osteodontornis orri (82517 121152)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Australia (Victoria) Pelagornis sp. (46167)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Peru Pelagornis sp. (46083) Pelagornithidae indet. (46084) Pelagornithidae indet., Pelagornis sp. (13079)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Chile (Atacama) Pelagornithidae indet. (55535)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6USA (North Carolina) Pelagornis speciesone, Pelagornis speciestwo (52582)
Waipipian3.6 - 3.0New Zealand (North Island) Pseudodontornithidae indet. (74658)
Waipipian3.6 - 3.0New Zealand (Hawera) Pelagornithidae indet. (28039)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Morocco Pelagornithidae indet., Pelagornis mauretanicus (32052)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588USA (California) Pelagornis sp. (66819)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588New Zealand Pseudodontornis stirtoni (176341)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Japan (Shizuoka) Pelagornithidae indet. (98241)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Venezuela (Falcon) Pelagornithidae indet. (63884)