Family Cuculidae Leach 1820 (cuckoo)

Aves - Cuculiformes - Cuculidae

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

See also Carroll 1988, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Mayr 2006, Olson 1975 and Steadman 2008

Sister taxa: Cuculi, Musophagi

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

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Type: Cuculus

Ecology: volant insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), the Bahamas (5), Bolivia (1), Cayman Islands (1), Cook Islands (2), the Dominican Republic (2), Haiti (2), Italy (1), Madagascar (4), Mexico (1), New Caledonia (3), New Zealand (1), Papua New Guinea (2), Pitcairn (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), Saint Helena (1), Spain (1), Tonga (2), United States (9: Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, Virginia), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of United States (2: Colorado, Florida)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), France (1), Germany (1), United States (1: Colorado)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

Total: 53 collections including 75 occurrences

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