Falco Linnaeus 1758 (falcon)

Aves - Falconiformes - Falconidae

Synonym: Tinnunculus Vieillot 1807

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: Falconinae according to J. J. Becker 1987

See also Baird 1992, Burney et al. 2008, Carroll 1988, Clements et al. 2017, Howard 1982, Lambrecht 1933, Parmalee 1992, Parmalee and Klippel 1982, Schultz and Howard 1935 and Worthy and Grant-Mackie 2003

Sister taxa: Pediohierax, Spiziapteryx

Subtaxa: Falco (Hierofalco) Falco altaicus Falco berigora Falco cenchroides Falco cherrug Falco columbarius Falco duboisi Falco eleonorae Falco falconella Falco femoralis Falco melanaetus Falco mexicanus Falco naumanni Falco newtoni Falco novaeseelandiae Falco oregonus Falco peregrinus Falco pisanus Falco punctatus Falco readi Falco rusticolus Falco sparverius Falco subbuteo Falco swarthi Falco tinnunculus Falco vespertinus

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Ecology: volant carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Azerbaijan (1), the Bahamas (3), Ecuador (1), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1), Greece (11), Hungary (2), Italy (7), Jordan (1), Madagascar (2), Mauritius (1), Monaco (1), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (4), Peru (2), Portugal (1), Reunion (3), Romania (3), the Russian Federation (3), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (4), United States (35: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1), Italy (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: California, Idaho)

• Miocene of Ukraine (1)

• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 101 collections including 151 occurrences

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