Melanerpes Swainson 1832 (woodpecker)

Aves - Piciformes - Picidae

Synonyms: Asyndesmus Coues 1866, Bathoceleus Brodkorb 1959, Centurus Swainson 1837

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

See also Brodkorb 1959, Olson and Hilgartner 1982, Parmalee 1992, Parmalee and Klippel 1982 and Wetmore 1962

Sister taxa: Campephilus, Colaptes, Dendrocopos, Dryocopus, Homalopus, Jynginae, Jynx, Nesoctites, Palaeopicus, Picinae, Picoides, Picumnus, Picus, Pliopicus, Sapheopipo, Sphyrapicus, Uintornis, Xiphidiopicus

Subtaxa: Melanerpes carolinus Melanerpes erythrocephalus Melanerpes lewis Melanerpes striatus Melanerpes superciliaris

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Ecology: volant insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (4 collections), the Dominican Republic (2), Haiti (1), United States (14: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 21 collections including 23 occurrences

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