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Anatalavis
Temporal range: PaleoceneEocene, 66–55 Ma
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Clade: Odontoanserae
Clade: Anserimorphae
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anseranatidae
Genus: Anatalavis
Olson & Parris, 1987
Type species
Anatalavis rex
(Shufeldt, 1915 [originally Telmatornis])
Species
Synonyms
  • Nettapterornis Mlikovsky, 2002

Anatalavis is genus of prehistoric birds related to ducks and geese, perhaps in particular the magpie-goose. The species Anatalavis rex – formerly placed in Telmatornis – is known from the Hornerstown Formation (Late Cretaceous or Early Paleocene, some 66 million years ago) of New Jersey. Anatalavis oxfordi was described based on fossils found in the Eocene (Ypresian age) London Clay (about 55 mya) at Walton-on-the-Naze, England.

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