Order Suliformes Sharpe 1891 (bird)

Aves - Suliformes

Parent taxon: Aves according to E. A. Zvonok et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Accipitriformes, Aegotheliformes, Archaeornithipus, Avimimiformes, Avipedidae, Barrosopus, Cariamae, Chaoyangornithidae, Charadriiformes, Crax, Dolichopterus, Dromiceiidae, Eoaves, Eociconia, Eupterornis remensis, Eurhipidura, Gansuiformes, Gastornithiformes, Gobioolithidae, Gruipeda, Ignotornidae, Jeholornis, Jeholornithiformes, Jindongornipodidae, Jixiangornis, Koreanaornipodidae, Kuszholiidae, Liaoxiornithidae, Limiavipedidae, Loncornis, Longipennes, Manu, Metornithes, Micropodiformes, Mirandornithes, Moguiornipes, Mystiornithiformes, Odontoglossae, Odontornithes, Omnivoropterygiformes, Pachycorioolithidae, Palaeoaves, Palaeocursornis biharicus, Paludicolae, Pangalliformes, Pansphenisciformes, Parvoolithus, Patagonichnornis, Platanavis, Praeornithes, Proherodius, Proherodius oweni, Proornis, Protoaviformes, Protopelargus, Protornis, Psittacopedidae, Pygostylia, Qianshanornithidae, Sauriurae, Shandongornipodidae, Shenzhouraptor, Tantalatos, Tantaleus, Tatarornipes, Telmatoformes, Teracus, Tshulia, Uhangrichnus

Subtaxa: Anhingidae Fregatidae Mangystania Phalacrocoracidae Plotopteridae Sulidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Afghanistan (1 collection), American Samoa (1), Argentina (2), Australia (6), the Bahamas (1), Brazil (1), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Cook Islands (5), Egypt (3), Estonia (1), Finland (1), French Polynesia (6), Greece (4), Japan (5), Madagascar (3), the Marshall Islands (2), Mauritius (2), Mexico (5), Micronesia (4), Monaco (1), New Zealand (8), Norfolk Island (9), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Peru (1), Pitcairn (9), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (2), Saint Helena (17), Solomon Islands (1), South Africa (4), Spain (1), Tanzania (3), the United Kingdom (15), United States (57: Alaska, California, Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (6)

• Blancan of United States (17: California, Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), India (1), Mongolia (1), Morocco (1), Peru (1), South Africa (2), Ukraine (2), United States (9: California, Florida, Idaho, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Kenya (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Austria (1), Brazil (1), Chad (2), Chile (1), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Ethiopia (6), France (3), Germany (3), Hungary (1), Japan (2), Kenya (1), Mexico (4), Peru (9), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), Tunisia (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), United States (31: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: British Columbia), Egypt (1), France (3), Germany (3), Japan (11), United States (9: California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (2: Washington)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Kazakhstan (1), Romania (1), United States (4: Oregon, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 348 collections including 568 occurrences

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