Osteodontornis orri Howard 1957 (bird)

Aves - Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae

Alternative combination: Pelagornis orri

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

Belongs to Osteodontornis according to A. Wetmore 1960

See also Cenizo et al. 2016, Harrison and Walker 1976, Howard 1957, Howard 1968, Howard 1972, Howard 1978, Mayr et al. 2007, Mayr and Rubilar-Rogers 2010 and Olson 1985

Sister taxon: Pseudodontornis tenuirostris

Type specimen: SBMNH 309, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Tepusquet Creek, which is in a Miocene marine shale/limestone in the Monterey Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Miocene of United States (6: California collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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