Sunday, February 3, 2013

Genus Dasornis

Dasornis was a genus of pseudotooth birds that appeared in Eocene Europe. Dasornis was quite large with a wingspan the size of a small plane ranging from 16-20 feet. Currently there is only one accepted species Dasornis emuinus with other possible fossils yet to be accepted into the genus, current taxonomy places it either with pelicans or with waterfowl. It was probably a seafaring bird and behaved in a similar fashion to exatant albatrosses.

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