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Taxonavigation: Gruiformes 
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Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Superordo: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Infraordo: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Aveairfoila
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Averaptora
Cladus: Avialae
Classis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
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
  • Worthy, T.H.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Scofield, R.P. 2011: Fossils reveal an early Miocene presence of the aberrant gruiform Aves: Aptornithidae in New Zealand. Journal of ornithology 152(3): 669-680. doi: 10.1007/s10336-011-0649-6 Paywall.