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| rowspan=7 | Gastornis is an extinct genus of large flightless bird that lived during the late Paleocene and Eocene epochs of the Cenozoic. It was named in 1855, after Gaston Planté, who had discovered the first fossils in Argile Plastique formation deposits at Meudon near Paris (France).
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| rowspan=7 | Gastornis is an extinct genus of large flightless bird that lived during the late Paleocene and Eocene epochs of the Cenozoic. It was named in 1855, after Gaston Planté, who had discovered the first fossils in Argile Plastique formation deposits at Meudon near Paris (France). In the 1870s, the famous American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope discovered another, more complete set of fossils in North America, and named them Diatryma gigantea, but this species is considered to belong to Gastornis today. G. gigantea could grow to the size of the largest moas, and reached about 2m (6ft 7in) in maximum height.
  
In the 1870s, the famous American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope discovered another, more complete set of fossils in North America, and named them Diatryma (/ˌdaɪ.əˈtraɪmə/ DY-ə-TRY-mə, from Ancient Greek διάτρημα, diatrema, meaning "canoe").
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For more information, visit the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastornis Wikipedia entry].
Gastornis parisiensis measured on average 1.75 metres (5.7 ft) tall, but large individuals grew up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) tall. Gastornis had a remarkably huge beak, although it lacked a prominent hook (as in terror birds), as well as large powerful legs and feet that lack raptor-like claws.
 
  
The plumage of Gastornis is unknown; it is generally depicted with a hair-like covering as in ratites, but this is conjectural. Some fibrous strands recovered from a Green River Formation deposit at Roan Creek, Colorado were initially believed to represent Gastornis feathers and named Diatryma filifera. Subsequent examination showed that they were actually not feathers at all but plant fibers or similar.
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<br />For more information, visit the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastornis Wikipedia entry].
 
 
 
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File:HIL diatryma.jpg |[[Hinstar Diatryma ]]
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File:KM_minis_prehistoric_diatryma.jpg|[[K&M Mini Diatryma]]
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File:Kaiyodo Dinotales 1 Diatryma.jpg|[[Kaiyodo Dinotales 1 Diatryma ]]
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File:MPC Diatryma.jpg|[[MPC Diatryma ]]
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File:Ps-caudipteryx.jpg|[[Playspaces Diatryma]]
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File:Safari305029.JPG |[[Safari 305029 Gastornis ]]
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File:Schleich Mini 10020 Ancient Bird.jpg|[[Schleich Mini 10020 Ancient Bird ]]
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File:Starlux diatryma.jpg|[[Starlux Diatryma ]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:03, 21 July 2022

phylum Chordata Gastornis is an extinct genus of large flightless bird that lived during the late Paleocene and Eocene epochs of the Cenozoic. It was named in 1855, after Gaston Planté, who had discovered the first fossils in Argile Plastique formation deposits at Meudon near Paris (France). In the 1870s, the famous American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope discovered another, more complete set of fossils in North America, and named them Diatryma gigantea, but this species is considered to belong to Gastornis today. G. gigantea could grow to the size of the largest moas, and reached about 2m (6ft 7in) in maximum height.

For more information, visit the Wikipedia entry.

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clade Diapsida
Class Aves
order †Gastornithiformes
family †Gastornithidae
genus †Gastornis
species †G. gigantea
Temporal range Late Paleocene
to Middle Eocene