†unranked clade Metornithes Perle et al. 1993 (bird)

Aves - Metornithes

Full reference: A. Perle, M. A. Norell, L. M. Chiappe and J. M. Clark. 1993. Flightless bird from the Cretaceous of Mongolia. Nature 362:623-626

Parent taxon: Aves according to T. R. Holtz 2000

See also Chiappe et al. 1996, Forster et al. 1996, Ji et al. 1999, Novas 1996, Novas 1997, Novas and Agnolin 2004, Perle et al. 1994 and Perle et al. 1993

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, Micropodiformes, Mirandornithes, Moguiornipes, Musophagiformes, Mystiornithiformes, 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: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Metornithes in the database

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