Apatornis Marsh 1873 (bird)

Aves - Ornithurae

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: Ornithurae according to J. A. Clarke 2004

See also Brodkorb 1963, Brodkorb 1971, Hay 1902, Hope 2002, Lambrecht 1933, Marsh 1873, Marsh 1873, Marsh 1880, Padian 2004, Sepkoski 2002, Shufeldt 1915, Wetmore 1960 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Archaeovolans, Carinatae, Cerebavis, Changzuiornis, Chaoyangiformes, Chaoyangornithiformes, Dromaeognathae, Gobipterygiformes, Guildavis, Hesperornithiformes, Iaceornis, Ichthyornis, Kookne, Kuszholia, Liaoningornithiformes, Limenavis, Lithornis, Neornithes, Odontoholcae, Odontoholomorphae, Qinornis, Tingmiatornis, Yanornithiformes, Yixianornithiformes

Subtaxa: Apatornis celer Apatornis retustus

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Type: Ichthyornis celer

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Butte Creek (Cretaceous of Kansas)

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