Recurvirostra Linnaeus 1758 (avocet)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Recurvirostridae

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: Recurvirostridae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Carroll 1988

Sister taxa: Fluviatilavis, Himantopodinae, Himantopus, Recurvirostrinae

Subtaxa: Recurvirostra americana Recurvirostra avosetta

View classification

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection), Mexico (1), United States (5: California, Florida, Oregon)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of United States (2: California)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.