Named By: T. T. Tokaryk, S. L. Cumbaa & J. E. Storer - 1997.
Classification: Chordata, Hesperornithes.
Species: P. hardiei (type), P. tankei.
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.
- 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.