Family Sturnidae Rafinesque 1815 (starling)

Aves - Passeriformes - Sturnidae

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

See also Brunet 1970 and Zuccon et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Acanthisittidae, Acanthizidae, Acrocephalidae, Alaudidae, Artamidae, Atrichornithidae, Bernieridae, Bombycillidae, Calcariidae, Callaeidae, Calyptophilidae, Campephagidae, Cardinalidae, Certhiidae, Cinclidae, Cinclosomatidae, Climacteridae, Corvidae, Cracticidae, Dasyornithidae, Dicaeidae, Dulidae, Emberizidae, Estrildidae, Eurylaimidae, Fringillidae, Furnariidae, Hirundinidae, Icteridae, Laniidae, Locustellidae, Macrosphenidae, Maluridae, Meliphagidae, Menurae, Mimidae, Mohoidae, Mohouidae, Monarchidae, Motacillidae, Muscicapidae, Nectariniidae, Oriolidae, Orthonychidae, Oscines, Pachycephalidae, Paradisaeidae, Paridae, Parulidae, Passerellidae, Passeres, Passeridae, Petroicidae, Phaenicophilidae, Phylloscopidae, Pipridae, Ploceidae, Polioptilidae, Prunellidae, Psophodidae, Ptilonorhynchidae, Pycnonotidae, Rhinocryptidae, Rhipiduridae, Scotocercidae, Sittidae, Spindalidae, Sylviidae, Thraupidae, Tityridae, Troglodytidae, Turdidae, Tyrannidae, Vangidae, Vireonidae, Wieslochia, Winnicavis, Zosteropidae

Subtaxa: Acridotheres Aplonis Cryptopsar Fregilupus Gracula Mino Necropsar Pastor Sturnini Sturnus

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Type: Sturnus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Azerbaijan (1 collection), French Polynesia (1), Greece (4), Indonesia (1), Italy (3), Mauritius (11), Micronesia (1), Monaco (1), New Zealand (1), Niue (5), Northern Mariana Islands (14), Papua New Guinea (1), Reunion (1), Spain (2), Tonga (6), the United Kingdom (8)

Total: 61 collections each including a single occurrence

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