Aletornis nobilis Marsh 1872 (crane)

Aves - Gruiformes - Gruidae

Alternative combination: Protogrus nobilis

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Notice of some new Tertiary and post-Tertiary birds. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 4(19-24):256-262

Belongs to Aletornis according to A. Wetmore 1940

See also Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Marsh 1872 and Shufeldt 1915

Sister taxa: Aletornis bellus, Aletornis gracilis, Aletornis pernix

Type specimen: Its type locality is Grizzly Buttes, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Grizzly Buttes

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