Full reference: C. A. Forster, L. M. Chiappe, D. W. Krause and S. D. Sampson. 1996. The first Cretaceous bird from Madagascar. Nature 382:532-535
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: University of Antananarivo 8651, a set of limb elements (left distal tibiotarsus and complete tarsometatarsus found in articulation). Its type locality is MAD93-18 (SUNY), which is in a Maastrichtian channel sandstone in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore