Order Cathartiformes Coues 1884 (bird)

Aves - Cathartiformes

Parent taxon: Neornithes according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also del Hoyo et al. 2014 and Stucchi et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Aequornithes, Alectromorphae, Cariamiformes, Colymbomorphae, Coraciomorphae, Eurypygiformes, Galbuliformes, Leptosomiformes, Lonchodytes pterygius, Mesitornithiformes, Neognathae, Odontognathae, Odontolcae, Otidiformes, Palaeognathae, Pelargomorphae, Phoenicopteriformes, Picocoraciae, Pterocliformes, Yacoraitichnus

Subtaxa: Cathartidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), the Bahamas (1), Bolivia (1), Brazil (2), Cuba (2), Ecuador (1), Mexico (2), Peru (1), United States (41: California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida, Kansas)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Peru (3), United States (3: California, Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Brazil (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of France (1), United States (1: Colorado)

Total: 73 collections including 111 occurrences

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