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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous,
85–66 Ma
Patagopteryx skeleton.jpg
Skeleton restoration of Patagopteryx deferrariisi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Avialae
Clade: Euornithes
Clade: Patagopterygiformes
Alvarenga & Bonaparte 1992

Patagopterygiformes is an extinct group of large terrestrial ornithuromorphs from the Late Cretaceous of South America. It contains at most three genera: Patagopteryx, Alamitornis[1] and possibly Kuszholia.[2]


  1. ^ Federico L. Agnolin and Agustín G. Martinelli (2009). "Fossil birds from the Late Cretaceous Los Alamitos Formation, Río Negro Province, Argentina". Journal of South American Earth Sciences. Elsevier. 27 (1): 42–49. doi:10.1016/j.jsames.2008.09.003. ISSN 0895-9811. OCLC 263598913.
  2. ^ Michael J. Benton; Mikhail A. Shishkin; David M. Unwin; Evgenii N. Kurochkin, eds. (2000). The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press. p. 552. ISBN 0-521-55476-4.