†order Mystiornithiformes Kurochkin et al. 2011 (bird)

Aves - Mystiornithiformes

Full reference: E. N. Kurochkin, N. V. Zelenkov, A. O. Averianov and S. V. Leshchinskiy. 2011. A new taxon of birds (Aves) from the Early Cretaceous of Western Siberia, Russia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 9(1):109-117

Parent taxon: Aves according to E. N. Kurochkin et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Accipitriformes, Aegotheliformes, Archaeornithipus, Avimimiformes, Avipedidae, Barrosopus, Bucerotiformes, Cariamae, Chaoyangornithidae, Charadriiformes, Crax, Dolichopterus, Dromiceiidae, Eoaves, Eociconia, Eupterornis remensis, Eurhipidura, Gansuiformes, Gastornithiformes, Gobioolithidae, Gruipeda, Ignotornidae, Jeholornis, Jeholornithiformes, Jindongornipodidae, Jixiangornis, Koreanaornipodidae, Kuszholiidae, Liaoxiornithidae, Limiavipedidae, Loncornis, Longipennes, Manu, Metornithes, Micropodiformes, Mirandornithes, Moguiornipes, Musophagiformes, Odontoglossae, Odontornithes, Omnivoropterygiformes, Pachycorioolithidae, Palaeoaves, Paludicolae, Pangalliformes, Pansphenisciformes, Parvoolithus, Patagonichnornis, Platanavis, Praeornithes, Proherodius, Proherodius oweni, Proornis, Protoaviformes, Protopelargus, Protornis, Psittacopedidae, Pygostylia, Qianshanornithidae, Sauriurae, Shandongornipodidae, Shenzhouraptor, Suliformes, Tantalatos, Tantaleus, Tatarornipes, Telmatoformes, Teracus, Tshulia, Uhangrichnus

Subtaxa: Mystiornithidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Shestakovo-1 (Cretaceous of Russian Federation)

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