New subclass of birds from the Cretaceous of South America

  title={New subclass of birds from the Cretaceous of South America},
  author={Cyril A. Walker},
Current classification of birds recognizes three subclasses which are morphologically distinct: the Archaeornithes for Archaeopteryx, the Odontornithes for the Hesperornithiformes and the Ichthyornithiformes, and the Neornithes for all modern birds and their extinct immediate relatives. (Some authorities1 prefer different names for some of these taxa.) I have examined new material recently discovered in the Upper Cretaceous rocks of Argentina which indicates the existence of a group of birds… 
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