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Palaeortyx
Temporal range: Middle Eocene to Early Pliocene
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Fossil, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Genus: Palaeortyx

Palaeortyx is an extinct genus of galliform bird.[1] It lived from the middle Eocene to the early Pliocene, and may be a phasianid or odontophorid. It is known from a complete skeleton, found in Germany.

References

  1. ^ http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/abteilung/terrzool/ornithologie/palaeortyx.pdf


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