Messelornis

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Messelornis
Temporal range: Paleocene - Eocene
Messelornis.JPG
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Messelornithidae
Genus: Messelornis
Hesse, 1988
Type species
Messelornis cristata
Hesse, 1988
Species

M. cristata Hesse, 1988
M. nearctica Hesse, 1992
M. russelli Mourer-Chaviré, 1995

Messelornis cristata
Fossil

Messelornis is an extinct relative of the sunbittern.

References[edit]

  • Mayr, G. Paleogene Fossil Birds. Springer, 2009. p. 93.

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