Centropus Illiger 1811 (cuckoo)

Aves - Cuculiformes - Cuculidae

Parent taxon: Cuculidae according to P. Gervais 1852

Sister taxa: Cacomantis, Centropodinae, Chrysococcyx, Coccyzus, Coua, Crotophaga, Crotophaginae, Cuculinae, Cuculus, Dromococcyx, Dynamopterus, Dynamopteryx, Eocuculus, Eudynamys, Eutreptodactylus, Geococcyx, Morococcyx, Nannococcyx, Necrornis, Neococcyx, Neomorphinae, Phaenicophacinae, Thomasococcyx, Urodynamis

Subtaxa: Centropus antiquus Centropus colossus

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Ecology: volant insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Papua New Guinea (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Eocene of France (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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