Name: Pasquiaornis.
Phonetic: Pass-kwe-ah-or-niss.
Named By: T.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Tokaryk,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Cumbaa‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Storer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1997.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Hesperornithes.
Species: P.‭ ‬hardiei‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬tankei.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬Saskatchewan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Belle Fourche Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Pasquiaornis is a genus of flightless sea bird that lived Canadian waters during the early portions of the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Pasquiaornis is regarded as being similar to the much better known Hesperornis,‭ ‬though Pasquiaornis is understood to be more primitive in form.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Early Late Cretaceous birds from Saskatchewan,‭ ‬Canada:‭ ‬the oldest diverse avifauna known from North America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬17‭(‬1‭)‬:172-176.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Tokaryk,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Cumbaa‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Storer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1997.


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