Family Scopidae (bird)

Aves - Ciconiiformes - Scopidae

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

See also Bourdon et al. 2005, Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Livezey and Zusi 2007 and Mayr 2011

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

Subtaxa: Scopus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Madagascar (1 collection)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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