Order Struthioniformes Latham 1790 (bird)

Aves - Struthioniformes

Parent taxon: Struthionimorphae according to B. C. Livezey and R. L. Zusi 2007

See also Carroll 1988, Lambrecht 1933, Slack et al. 2006 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxon: Aepyornithiformes

Subtaxa: Eleutherornithidae Struthionidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (1 collection), the Congo-Kinshasa (3), Egypt (2), Georgia (1), Kenya (1), Morocco (2), Niger (2), South Africa (13), Sudan (5), Tanzania (16), Turkey (1), Turkmenistan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of China (1), South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Kenya (1), Kyrgyzstan (1), Morocco (2), the Russian Federation (2), South Africa (3), Tanzania (3), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (4), South Africa (2)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Bulgaria (2), Egypt (1), Greece (1), Iraq (1), Kenya (2), Moldova (1), Namibia (1), South Africa (1), Tunisia (2), Ukraine (5), the United Arab Emirates (1)

• Eocene of Switzerland (1)

Total: 92 collections including 95 occurrences

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