Family Caprimulgidae Vigors 1825 (nightjar)

Aves - Caprimulgiformes - Caprimulgidae

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

See also Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007 and Mayr 2005

Sister taxa: Aegotheli, Aegothelidae, Apodidae, Caprimulgi, Hemiprocnidae, Nyctibiidae, Podargidae, Trochilidae

Subtaxa: Antrostomus Caprimulginae Caprimulgus Chordeiles Eurostopodus Phalaenoptilus Siphonorhis

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Type: Caprimulgus

Ecology: volant insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), the Bahamas (2), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Greece (1), Haiti (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), New Caledonia (2), Papua New Guinea (1), Peru (1), United States (5: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 21 collections including 23 occurrences

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