†family Avipedidae Sarjeant and Langston 1994 (bird)

Aves - Avipedidae

Parent taxon: Aves according to L. G. Buckley et al. 2016

See also Azuma et al. 2002 and McCrea and Sarjeant 2001

Sister taxa: Accipitriformes, Aegotheliformes, Archaeornithipus, Avimimiformes, 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: Aquatilavipes Avipeda Fuscinapeda

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Type: Avipeda

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Turkmenistan (1 collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Hungary (1)

• Eocene of United States (2: Washington)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (2), Japan (1), South Korea (1), United States (3: Alaska)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of China (1)

• Jurassic of China (1)

Total: 16 collections including 21 occurrences

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