Fulicaletornis venustus Marsh 1872 (rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Alternative combination: Aletornis venustus

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 Fulicaletornis according to P. Brodkorb 1967

See also Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Marsh 1872, Shufeldt 1915 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Henry's Fork, which is in an Eocene terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Henry's Fork

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