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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 93
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Avialae
Clade: Hesperornithes
Genus: Pasquiaornis
Type species
Pasquiaornis hardiei
Tokaryk, Cumbaa & Storer, 1997
  • P. hardiei Tokaryk, Cumbaa & Storer, 1997
  • P. tankei Tokaryk, Cumbaa & Storer, 1997

Pasquiaornis is a prehistoric flightless bird genus from the Late Cretaceous. It lived during the late Cenomanian, between 95 and 93 million years ago in North America.[1]

Two species have been described, P. hardiei and P. tankei.[1] The genus Pasquiaornis was a member of the Hesperornithes, flightless toothed seabirds of the Cretaceous. Though its relationships to other members of this group are inadequately known, Pasquiaornis appears to have been one of the more basal lineages.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Tokaryk, Cumbaa and Storer, 1997. Early Late Cretaceous birds from Saskatchewan, Canada: the oldest diverse avifauna known from North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 17(1), 172-176.
  2. ^ Mortimer, Michael (2004): The Theropod Database: Phylogeny of taxa Archived 2013-05-16 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2013-MAR-02.