Pelagornithidae

Belongs within: Neognathae. The Pelagornithidae, false-toothed birds, were a lineage of large to gigantic (wingspans in excess of five metres) marine birds found from the late Palaeocene to the latest Pliocene. The vernacular name of the group refers to the distinctive presence of hollow bony projections along the edges of the bill. Their skeletons were… Continue reading Pelagornithidae