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†family Hesperornithidae Marsh 1872 (bird)

Reptilia - Hesperornithiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 174015

Alternative spelling: Hesperornidae

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of Hesperornis regalis, with notices of four other new species of Cretaceous birds. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 3(13-18):360-365

Parent taxon: Hesperornithiformes according to A. Bell and L. M. Chiappe 2016

Sister taxa: Baptornithidae, Brodavidae, Chupkaornis, Enaliornis, Enaliornithidae, Fumicollis, Pasquiaornis, Potamornis

Subtaxa: Asiahesperornithinae, Canadaga, Hesperornis, Parahesperornis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore