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Hesperornis Marsh 1872 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36620

Synonyms: Coniornis Marsh 1893 (no. 39249), Hargeria Lucas 1903 (no. 137270), Lestornis Marsh 1876 (no. 118788)

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: Hesperornithidae according to A. Bell and L. M. Chiappe 2016

Sister taxa: Asiahesperornithinae, Canadaga, Parahesperornis

Subtaxa: Hesperornis altus, Hesperornis bairdi, Hesperornis chowi, Hesperornis crassipes, Hesperornis gracilis, Hesperornis lumgairi, Hesperornis macdonaldi, Hesperornis mengeli, Hesperornis montana, Hesperornis regalis, Hesperornis rossicus

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Ecology: aquatic piscivore