Pasquiaornis

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Pasquiaornis
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 93
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Hesperornithes
Genus: Pasquiaornis
Type species
Pasquiaornis hardiei
Tokaryk, Cumbaa & Storer, 1997
Species
  • P. hardiei Tokaryk, Cumbaa & Storer, 1997
  • P. tankei Tokaryk, Cumbaa & Storer, 1997

Pasquiaornis is a prehistoric flightless bird genus from the Late Cretaceous. It lived during the late Cenomanian, between 95-93 million years ago.[1]

Two species have been described, P. hardiei and P. tankei.[1] The genus Pasquiaornis was a member of the Hesperornithes, flightless toothed seabirds of the Cretaceous. Though its relationships to other members of this group are inadequately known, Pasquiaornis appears to have been one of the more basal lineages.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tokaryk, Cumbaa and Storer, 1997. Early Late Cretaceous birds from Saskatchewan, Canada: the oldest diverse avifauna known from North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 17(1), 172-176.
  2. ^ Mortimer, Michael (2004): The Theropod Database: Phylogeny of taxa. Retrieved 2013-MAR-02.