Family Meliphagidae Vigors 1825 (honeyeater)

Aves - Passeriformes - Meliphagidae

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

See also Baird 1992, Olson and James 1982 and Worthy and Grant-Mackie 2003

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, 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, Sturnidae, Sylviidae, Thraupidae, Tichodromidae, Tityridae, Troglodytidae, Turdidae, Tyrannidae, Vangidae, Vireonidae, Wieslochia, Winnicavis, Zosteropidae

Subtaxa: Anthochaera Anthornis Chaetoptila Foulehaio Gavicalis Lichenostomus Manorina Meliphaga Melithreptus Myzomela Philemon Prosthemadera

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Type: Meliphaga

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), Indonesia (5), New Zealand (9), Northern Mariana Islands (5), Tonga (5), United States (1: Hawaii)

Total: 28 collections including 36 occurrences

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