Hesperornithiformes

(redirected from Hesperornithes)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Hesperornithiformes

[‚hes·pə‚rȯr‚nith·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(paleontology)
An order of ancient extinct birds; individuals were large, flightless, aquatic diving birds with the shoulder girdle and wings much reduced and the legs specialized for strong swimming.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hesperornithes, Limenavis patagonica, and Alamitornis minutus; CLARKE & CHIAPPE, 2001; HOPE, 2002; AGNOLIN & MARTINELLI, 2009).