Family Falconidae Vigors 1824 (raptor)

Aves - Falconiformes - Falconidae

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

See also Baird 1992, Carroll 1988, De Vis 1892, Guthrie 1992, Howard 1982, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Moreno and Mercerat 1891 and Parmalee 1992

Sister taxa: Accipitres, Cathartae, Cathartoidea, Falcones, Teratornithi

Subtaxa: Asturaetus Badiostes Badrostes Baza Caracara Falconidarum Falconinae Foetopterus Herpetotheres Lagopterus Micrastur Milvago Phalcoboenus Polyborinae Taphetus Thegornis

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Ecology: volant carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (5), Azerbaijan (1), the Bahamas (4), Bolivia (1), Ecuador (1), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1), Greece (11), Hungary (2), Italy (2), Madagascar (2), Mauritius (1), Mexico (3), Monaco (1), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (3), Peru (2), Reunion (3), the Russian Federation (3), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (4), United States (41: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: California, Idaho)

• Miocene of Argentina (5), Ukraine (1), United States (5: California, Nebraska)

• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 115 collections including 176 occurrences

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