Family Rheidae Bonaparte 1849 (rhea)

Aves - Rheiformes - Rheidae

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

See also Carroll 1988, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Mayr 2009, Moreno and Mercerat 1891 and Noriega et al. 2017

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Diogenornis Heterorhea Opisthodactylus Protorhea Rhea

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (11 collections), Bolivia (1)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (2)

• Neogene of Argentina (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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