†family Xenerodiopidae Rasmussen et al. 1987 (bird)

Aves - Ciconiiformes - Xenerodiopidae

Full reference: D. T. Rasmussen, S. L. Olson, and E. L. Simons. 1987. Fossil Birds from the Oligocene Jebel Qatrani Formation, Fayum Province, Egypt. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 62:1-20

Parent taxon: Ciconiiformes according to D. T. Rasmussen et al. 1987

Sister taxa: Ciconiae, Ciconiidae, Ciconiopsis, Eocathartes, Grallavis, Phoenicopteri, Sanshuiornis, Scopi, Scopidae

Subtaxa: Xenerodiops

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Egypt (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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