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†family Brodavidae Martin et al. 2012 (bird)

Reptilia - Hesperornithiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 232961

Full reference: L. D. Martin, E. N. Kurochkin, and T. T. Tokaryk. 2012. A new evolutionary lineage of diving birds from the Late Cretaceous of North America and Asia. Palaeoworld 21:59-63

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

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

Subtaxa: Brodavis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore