Cathartes Illiger 1811 (vulture)

Aves - Cathartiformes - Cathartidae

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

See also Amadon 1977, Moreno and Mercerat 1891 and Schultz and Howard 1935

Sister taxa: Catharista, Cathartidarum, Cathartinae, Coragyps, Gymnogyps, Kuntur, Palaeogyps, Phasmagyps, Plesiocathartes, Pliogyps, Sarcoramphus, Tapinopus, Teratornithinae, Vultur, Diatopornis, Geronogyps, Aizengyps, Perugyps, Diatropornis, Hadrogyps, Breagyps, Wingegyps

Subtaxa: Cathartes aura Cathartes burrovianus Cathartes fossilis Cathartes melambrotus

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Ecology: volant carnivore


• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), the Bahamas (1), Ecuador (1), Mexico (1), Peru (1), United States (18: California, Florida, New Mexico, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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