Order Pterocliformes Huxley 1868 (bird)

Aves - Pterocliformes

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

Sister taxa: Aequornithes, Caenagnathiformes, Cariamiformes, Cathartiformes, Eurypygiformes, Galbuliformes, Leptosomiformes, Lonchodytes pterygius, Mesitornithiformes, Neognathae, Odontognathae, Otidiformes, Palaeognathae, Phoenicopteriformes, Picocoraciae, Yacoraitichnus

Subtaxa: Pteroclidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (3 collections), Jordan (1), Madagascar (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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