Alamitornis is an extinct genus of basal ornithuromorph bird, possible within the family Patagopterygidae. Remains have been found in the Upper Cretaceous Los Alamitos Formation at Los Alamitos, Río Negro Province, Argentina.[1] It was first named by Federico L. Agnolin and Agustín G. Martinelli in 2009 and the type species is Alamitornis minutus.[1]

Temporal range: Maastrichtian
~70–66 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Genus: Alamitornis
Agnolin & Martinelli 2009
A. minutus
Binomial name
Alamitornis minutus
Agnolin & Martinelli 2009


  1. ^ a b Federico L. Agnolin and Agustín G. Martinelli (2009). "Fossil birds from the Late Cretaceous Los Alamitos Formation, Río Negro Province, Argentina". Journal of South American Earth Sciences. Elsevier. 27 (1): 42–49. Bibcode:2009JSAES..27...42A. doi:10.1016/j.jsames.2008.09.003. ISSN 0895-9811. OCLC 263598913.