Alamitornis

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Alamitornis
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Genus: Alamitornis
Agnolin & Martinelli, 2009
Species: A. minutus
Binomial name
Alamitornis minutus
Agnolin & Martinelli, 2009

Alamitornis is an extinct genus of basal ornithuromorph bird, possible within the family Patagopterygidae. Remains have been found in the Upper Cretaceous Los Alamitos Formation at Los Alamitos, Río Negro Province, Argentina.[1] It was first named by Federico L. Agnolin and Agustín G. Martinelli in 2009 and the type species is Alamitornis minutus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Federico L. Agnolin and Agustín G. Martinelli (2009). "Fossil birds from the Late Cretaceous Los Alamitos Formation, Río Negro Province, Argentina". Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 27: 42–49. doi:10.1016/j.jsames.2008.09.003.