†order Ichthyornithiformes Marsh 1873 (bird)

Aves - Ichthyornithiformes

Alternative spellings: Ichthyornithes, Ichthyornithes

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1873. On a new sub-class of fossil birds (Odontornithes). American Journal of Science and Arts 5(2):161-162

Parent taxon: Odontoholomorphae according to B. C. Livezey and R. L. Zusi 2007

See also Chatterjee 1991, Clarke 2004, Clarke et al. 2005, Elzanowski et al. 2001, Gadow 1898, Marsh 1873, Marsh 1873, Marsh 1875, Martin 1984, Padian 2004, Sepkoski 2002 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Apatornithidae Ichthyornithidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Manitoba collection), United States (1: Kansas)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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