Order Accipitriformes Vieillot 1816 (bird)

Aves - Accipitriformes

Parent taxon: Aves according to J. del Hoyo et al. 2014

See also Baird 1992 and Parmalee 1992

Sister taxa: Aegotheliformes, Archaeornithipus, Avimimiformes, Avipedidae, Barrosopus, Bucerotiformes, Cariamae, Chaoyangornithidae, Charadriiformes, Crax, Dolichopterus, Dromiceiidae, Eoaves, Eociconia, Eupterornis remensis, Eurhipidura, Gansuiformes, Gastornithiformes, Gobioolithidae, Gruipeda, Ignotornidae, Jeholornis, Jeholornithiformes, Jindongornipodidae, Jixiangornis, Koreanaornipodidae, Kuszholiidae, Liaoxiornithidae, Limiavipedidae, Loncornis, Longipennes, Manu, Metornithes, Micropodiformes, Mirandornithes, Moguiornipes, Musophagiformes, Mystiornithiformes, Odontoglossae, Odontornithes, Omnivoropterygiformes, Pachycorioolithidae, Palaeoaves, Paludicolae, Pangalliformes, Pansphenisciformes, Parvoolithus, Patagonichnornis, Platanavis, Praeornithes, Proherodius, Proherodius oweni, Proornis, Protoaviformes, Protopelargus, Protornis, Psittacopedidae, Pygostylia, Qianshanornithidae, Sauriurae, Shandongornipodidae, Shenzhouraptor, Suliformes, Tantalatos, Tantaleus, Tatarornipes, Telmatoformes, Teracus, Tshulia, Uhangrichnus

Subtaxa: Accipitridae Pandionidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Azerbaijan (2), the Bahamas (6), Barbados (1), Bermuda (5), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (1), the Congo-Kinshasa (2), Cuba (2), East Timor (1), Ecuador (1), Egypt (5), Estonia (1), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1), Finland (1), France (3), Greece (16), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (15), Italy (11), Jamaica (1), Japan (5), Jordan (1), Madagascar (6), Malaysia (14), Martinique (1), Mauritius (4), Mexico (5), Monaco (1), New Caledonia (4), New Zealand (6), Norfolk Island (2), Papua New Guinea (3), Peru (1), Portugal (1), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (4), the Seychelles (2), South Africa (1), Spain (4), Sudan (1), Tonga (2), the United Kingdom (6), United States (80: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (6: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (2)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Tanzania (2), Ukraine (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida, Nebraska)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Chad (1), China (3), Ethiopia (1), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (1), Italy (2), Kenya (5), Namibia (1), New Zealand (2), Ukraine (1), United States (12: California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Egypt (2), Germany (1), United States (2: Colorado, South Dakota)

• Eocene of France (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 310 collections including 572 occurrences

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