Ardea Linnaeus 1758 (heron)

Aves - Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae

Synonyms: Casmerodius Gloger 1842, Herodias Boie 1822

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Becker 1985, Brodkorb 1955, Brunet 1970, Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Emslie 1992, Gaillard 1908, Guthrie 1992, Hay 1902, Howard 1972, Lambrecht 1933, Louchart et al. 2008, Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Shufeldt 1891

Sister taxa: Agamia, Ardeacites, Ardeagrandis, Ardeinae, Botaurinae, Botaurites, Botaurus, Bubulcus, Butorides, Calcardea, Cochlearius, Egretta, Eoceornis, Gnotornis, Ixobrychus, Matuku, Nyctanassa, Nycticorax, Palaeophoyx, Pilherodius, Syrigma, Taphophoyx, Zeltornis

Subtaxa: Ardea alba Ardea aurelianensis Ardea brachyrhyncha Ardea brunhuberi Ardea cinerea Ardea cocoi Ardea effosa Ardea formosa Ardea goliath Ardea herodias Ardea humbloti Ardea insignis Ardea intermedia Ardea latipes Ardea lignitum Ardea melanocephala Ardea pacifica Ardea paloccidentalis Ardea perplexa Ardea piveteaui Ardea plumifera Ardea polkensis Ardea purpurea Ardea sumatrana

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Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (1 collection), Egypt (6), Jordan (1), Madagascar (4), Mexico (3), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (26: California, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Oregon), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1)

• Miocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (1), United States (3: Florida, Nebraska)

• Eocene of France (1)

Total: 58 collections including 68 occurrences

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