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Taxonavigation: Gruiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Classis: Aves
Informal group: Saurornithes
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithurae
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Gruiformes

Familia: †Aptornithidae
Genus: Aptornis
Species (3): A. defossor – A. otidiformis – ?A. proasciarostratus


  • Aptornis Owen, 1848 [placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by ICZN (1997: 142)]


  • ICZN 1997: Opinion 1874. Aptornis Owen, 1848 (Aves): conserved as the correct original spelling. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 54(2): 142–143. BHL BioStor
  • Livezey, B.C. 1994: The carpometacarpus of Apterornis. Notornis, 41: 51–60. PDF
  • Mantell, G.A. 1848: On the fossil remains of birds collected in various parts of New Zealand by Mr Walter Mantell, of Wellington. Quarterly journal of the Geological Society of London, 4: 225–238. [publication date: Aug. 1848] Google books
  • Owen, R. 1848: On Dinornis (part III.): containing a description of the skull and beak of that genus, and of the same characteristic parts of Palapteryx, and of two other genera of birds, Notornis and Nestor; forming part of an extensive collection of ornithic remains discovered by Mr Walter Mantell at Waingongoro, North Island of New Zealand. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 3: 345–378, plates LII-LVI. [publication date: Apr. 1848] BHL
  • Weber, E.; Krell, F.-T. 1995: Case 2879. Aptornis Owen, [1848] (Aves): proposed conservation as the correct original spelling. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 52(2): 170–174. BHL BioStor PDF