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Anseriformes (waterfowl)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1831Anseriformes Wagler
1890Anseriformes Zittel p. 836
1898Anseriformes Gadow p. 33
1911Anseriformes Jaekel p. 178
1960Anseriformes Wetmore p. 25
1972Anseriformes Howard p. 9
1988Anseriformes Carroll
1992Anseriformes Baird p. 24
1992Anseriformes Guthrie p. 321
1992Anseriformes Parmalee p. 309
1997Anseriformes Livezey p. 398
2000Anseriformes Kurochkin p. 551
2001Anseriformes Matsuoka et al. p. 1
2002Anseriformes Hope p. 355
2005Anseriformes Bourdon p. 587 figs. Fig. 2
2005Anseriformes Clarke et al. p. 307
2006Anseriformes Lindow and Dyke p. 485
2006Anseriformes Slack et al. p. 1150
2007Anseriformes Livezey and Zusi p. 90
2014Anseriformes del Hoyo et al.
2017Anseriformes Worthy et al.
2019Anseriformes West et al. p. 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
RankNameAuthor
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
Neognathae(Pycraft 1900)
GalloanseraeSibley and Ahlquist 1990
superorderGalloanserimorphae
orderAnseriformesWagler 1831
orderAnseriformesWagler 1831

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: volanto
Diet: herbivoreo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 19:27:52
Modified: 2009-01-03 21:27:52
Source: o = order
References: Sedinger 1997, Marsh 1875

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Campanian to the top of the Holocene or 83.50000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 72.1 Ma

Collections (480 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Mongolia (Omnogov) Presbyornithidae indet. (65344)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Canada (British Colombia) Maaqwi cascadensis (191629)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Mongolia Teviornis gobiensis (84444)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Antarctica Polarornis gregorii (131860)
Maastrichtian - Paleocene72.1 - 56.0New Zealand Aves indet. (189281)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Presbyornithidae indet. sp. 4, Presbyornithidae indet. sp. 3, Presbyornithidae indet. sp. 2 (14519)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Antarctica Aves indet. (13106) Presbyornithidae indet. (45325) Vegavis sp. (204405)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Chile (Concepcíon) Neogaeornis wetzeli (13309)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Telmatornis rex (88034)
Early/Lower Paleocene66.0 - 61.7New Zealand (South Island) Phaethontiformes indet. (175680)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Antarctica (Seymour Island) Conflicto antarcticus (8019)
Selandian61.6 - 59.2New Zealand Australornis lovei (68822)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8Mongolia (Omnogov) Naranbulagornis khun (199895 199896) Presbyornithidae indet., Presbyornis mongoliensis (37008)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8USA (Maryland) Presbyornis isoni (84046)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8Kazakhstan (Chimkent) Zhylgaia aestiflua (48888)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom Anatalavis oxfordi (85229)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Australia (Queensland) Anseriformes indet. (59088)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Argentina (La Pampa) Aves indet. (45418)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9USA (Utah) Coltonia recurvirostra (74296) Nautilornis avus, Presbyornis pervetus, Nautilornis proavitus (123112)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Anseriformes indet. (118482)