Genus: Palaeocursornis KESSLER & JURCSAK, 1986
Etymology: Greek, palaios, "ancient," Latin, cursor, "running" and Greek, ornis, "bird"; ancient running bird.
= Limnornis JURCSAK & KESSLER, 1983 (non) GOULD, 1839
Etymology: Greek, limne “marsh, swamp” and Greek, ornis, “bird”, “Marsh Bird”.
= Palaelimnornis KESSLER & JURCASK, 1985
Etymology: Greek, palaios, "ancient" + Limnornis.

Species: corneti (KESSLER & JURCASK, 1985) KESSLER & JURCSAK, 1986
Etymology: In reference to Cornet, Romania.
= Palaelimnornis corneti KESSLER & JURCSAK, 1985
= Limnornis corneti JURCSAK & KESSLER, 1983
= Palaeocursornis biharicus KESSLER & JURCSAK, 1986

Holotype: MTCO-P 14909 (1637)

Locality: Astileu village, Padurea Craiului Mountain, at 492 m height, in bauxite lens, Bihor County, Cornet, Romania.


Locality: Bauxite mine, 4 km south of the mining buildings of the Cornet branch of the S.C. “Bauxita Min” S. A. Dobresti Company, Cornet (22°24’E, 46°57’N), lies in the Comuna Astileau, Located in the Padurea Craiului mountains in the eastern part of Judetul Province, 40 km ESE of Oradea, Bihor, Northwestern Romania.

Horizon: Bauxitic Formation.


Age: Berriasian Stage, Lower Neocomian Subepoch, Lower Early Cretaceous Epoch, earliest Cretaceous.

Material: Distal end of left femur.


MTCO-P.Nr. 6966: Ulna, diaphysal fragment.

MTCO-P.Nr. 207: Right carpometacarpus, metacarpal fragment.