†order Aepyornithiformes (bird)

Aves - Aepyornithiformes

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

See also Carroll 1988 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxon: Struthioniformes

Subtaxa: Aepyornithidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Madagascar (7 collections)

• Miocene of Kenya (1), Libya (1)

Total: 9 collections including 12 occurrences

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