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Patagopterygiformes
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 85–70 Ma
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Skeleton restoration of Patagopteryx deferrariisi
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Euornithes
Clade: Patagopterygiformes
Alvarenga & Bonaparte, 1992
Subgroups

Patagopterygiformes is a group of large Mesozoic ground birds from South America. It contains at most two species: Patagopteryx deferrariisi, and Alamitornis minutus.[1]

References

  1. ^ Federico L. Agnolin and Agustín G. Martinelli (2009). "Fossil birds from the Late Cretaceous Los Alamitos Formation, Río Negro Province, Argentina". Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 47 (4): 399–310. doi:10.1016/j.jsames.2008.09.003. 



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