Egretta Forster 1817 (egret)

Aves - Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae

Synonyms: Florida Baird 1858, Hydranassa Baird 1858, Leucophoyx Sharpe 1894

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

See also Becker 1985 and Emslie 1992

Sister taxa: Ardea, Ardeacites, Ardeagrandis, Ardeinae, Botaurinae, Botaurites, Botaurus, Butorides, Calcardea, Eoceornis, Gnotornis, Ixobrychus, Matuku, Nyctanassa, Nycticorax, Palaeophoyx, Syrigma, Taphophoyx, Zeltornis

Subtaxa: Egretta caerulea Egretta garzetta Egretta sacra Egretta subfluvia Egretta thula Egretta tricolor

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Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of American Samoa (1 collection), the Bahamas (1), Cook Islands (1), French Polynesia (2), Italy (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Mauritius (1), Mexico (1), Northern Mariana Islands (3), Papua New Guinea (1), Peru (1), United States (4: Florida)

• Blancan of United States (5: Florida, Kansas)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 27 collections including 29 occurrences

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