Pelagornis chilensis (Pelagornis chilensis)

Pelagornis chilensis

Dutch: Pelagornis chilensis

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelagornithidae
Genus: Pelagornis
Species: Pelagornis chilensis

Extinct fossil species which lived in the late Miocene. This specimen is the holotype of a newly described species (G. Mayr and D. Rubilar-Rogers, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(5):1313-1330, September 2010)
Many thanks to Gerald Mayr from the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, for allowing us to photograph this unique skull.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 450 mm
Length cranium: 125 mm
Width (cranium): 0 mm
Height (cranium): 0 mm