Order Accipitriformes (bird)

Aves - Accipitriformes

Parent taxon: Aves according to R. F. Baird 1992

See also Parmalee 1992

Sister taxa: Aegotheliformes, Archaeornithipus, Avimimiformes, Avipedidae, Barrosopus, Cariamae, Chaoyangornithidae, Charadriiformes, Colymbiformes, Crax, Dolichopterus, Dromiceiidae, Eoaves, Eociconia, Eupterornis remensis, Gansuiformes, Gastornithiformes, Gruipeda, Horezmavis, Hwangsanipes, Ignotornidae, Jeholornis, Jeholornithiformes, Jindongornipodidae, Jixiangornis, Judinornis, Koreanornipodidae, Liaoxiornithidae, Loncornis, Longipennes, Manu, Metornithes, Micropodiformes, Mirandornithes, Moguiornipes, Mystiornithiformes, Odontoglossae, Odontornithes, Omnivoropterygiformes, Pachycorioolithidae, Palaeoaves, Palaeocursornis biharicus, Paludicolae, Pangalliformes, Pansphenisciformes, Parvoolithus, Patagonichnornis, Proherodius, Proherodius oweni, Proornis, Protoaviformes, Protopelargus, Protornis, Pygopodes, Pygostylia, Qianshanornithidae, Rahonavis, Sauriurae, Shandongornipodidae, Shenzhouraptor, Sphenisciformes, Striges, Struthiones, Suliformes, Tantalatos, Tantaleus, Tatarornipes, Telmatoformes, Teracus, Tshulia, Uhangrichnus

Subtaxa: Accipitridae Pandionidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Azerbaijan (2), the Bahamas (6), Barbados (1), Bermuda (5), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (1), the Congo-Kinshasa (2), Cuba (2), Ecuador (1), Egypt (5), Estonia (1), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1), Finland (1), France (3), Greece (15), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (15), Italy (11), Jamaica (1), Japan (5), Jordan (1), Madagascar (4), Malaysia (14), Martinique (1), Mauritius (4), Mexico (5), Monaco (1), New Caledonia (4), New Zealand (6), Norfolk Island (2), Papua New Guinea (3), Peru (1), Portugal (1), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (4), the Seychelles (2), South Africa (1), Spain (4), Sudan (1), Tonga (2), the United Kingdom (6), United States (79: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (6: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (2)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Tanzania (2), Ukraine (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida, Nebraska)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Chad (1), China (3), Ethiopia (1), France (1), Italy (1), Kenya (5), Namibia (1), New Zealand (2), Ukraine (1), United States (12: California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Egypt (2), Germany (1), United States (2: Colorado, South Dakota)

• Eocene of France (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 301 collections including 561 occurrences

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