Hesperornis Regalis - Western bird


Type : Prehistoric    
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Order : Hesperornithiformes
Family : Hesperornithidae
Genus : Hesperornis
Diet : Carnivore   
Size : Length, up to 5 ft (1.5 m)   
Protection status : Extinct   

The bulk of Hesperornis fossils known are from Canada, a testament to the ancient bird's preference for cooler waters at northern latitudes.    

Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) 
Hesperornis was a large, flightless seabird, up to about five feet tall. Although it was incapable of flight, 

Hesperornis was a swift swimmer that could propel itself through the shallow coastal waters of the Pierre Sea with its powerful hind legs and webbed feet.  It’s webbed feet were similar to a grebe.  It’s jaws were equipped with sharp, pointed teeth adapted for preying on fish and squids.


source : nationalgeographic, wikipedia

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