Gallinuloides

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Gallinuloides
Temporal range: Early-middle Eocene
Gallinuloides wyomingensis.jpg
Holotype
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Gallinuloididae
Genus: Gallinuloides
Eastman, 1900
Species: G. wyomingensis
Binomial name
Gallinuloides wyomingensis
Eastman, 1900
Synonyms

Gallunoides is a lapsus.

Gallinuloides is a prehistoric genus of primitive galliform bird. It lived about 48 million years ago in North America. The type specimen was found in a Green River Formation deposit in Wyoming.

Specimen WDC CGR−012

The former Gallinuloides prentici was eventually placed (after a brief stint in Grus) in a distinct genus Paragrus; it is no galliform but belongs to the Geranoididae (Lambrecht 1933:520).

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