Pangalliformes

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The clade '''Pangalliformes''' was proposed by Clarke (2008) to accommodate fossils related to, but falling outside the crown of the extant Galliformes.
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The clade '''Pangalliformes''' was proposed by Clarke (2008) to accommodate fossils related to, but falling outside the crown of the extant [[Galliformes]].
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Originally a single rather incomplete fossil from the Austin Chalk (upper Cretaceous) that had previously been assigned to ''Ichthyornis'' was put in the new clade, but a Ksepka [2009] reexamined two later fossils from the Eocene and classified them as Pangalliforms ouside the crown Galliformes.
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Originally a single rather incomplete fossil from the Austin Chalk ([[Upper Cretaceous]]) that had previously been assigned to ''Ichthyornis'' was put in the new clade, but a Ksepka [2009] reexamined two later fossils from the [[Eocene]] and classified them as pangalliforms ouside the crown Galliformes.
==Phylogeny==
==Phylogeny==
  [[Aves (crown)#Phylogeny|<==]]Pangalliformes
  [[Aves (crown)#Phylogeny|<==]]Pangalliformes
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       |--Austinornis lentus [Upper Cretaceous]
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       |--''Austinornis lentus'' [Upper Cretaceous]
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       |--Gallinuloides wyomingensis Eastman [1900; early Eocene]
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       |--''Gallinuloides wyomingensis'' Eastman [1900; early Eocene]
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       |--Paraortygoides messelensis [Eocene; Messel Germany]
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       |--''Paraortygoides messelensis'' [Eocene; Messel, Germany]
       `--[[Galliformes]]
       `--[[Galliformes]]

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