Family Accipitridae Viellot 1816 (hawk)

Aves - Accipitriformes - Accipitridae

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

See also Alcover 1989, Baird 1992, Bickart 1990, Carroll 1988, Emslie 1992, Guthrie 1992, Howard 1982, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Louchart et al. 2008, Olson and James 1982, Olson and James 1991, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Parmalee 1992, Rasmussen et al. 1987, Walker and Dyke 2006, Worthy et al. 2007 and Zhang et al. 2010

Sister taxon: Pandionidae

Subtaxa: Accipiter Accipitrinae Aegypiinae Amplibuteo Apatosagittarius Aquila Aquilavus Aquilinae Aviceda Butastur Buteo Buteogallus Buteoninae Calohierax Circinae Circus Clanga Elanoides Elanus Geranoaetus Gypaetinae Gypaetus Gypohierax Gyps Haliaeetus Haliastur Harpia Hieraaetus Ictinaetus Ictinia Macheiramphus Melierax Milvinae Milvoides Milvus Miohierax Necrastur Necrosyrtes Neogyps Neophron Neophrontops Palaeastur Palaeolestes Palaetus Parabuteo Pernis Proictinia Rupornis Spizaetus Stephanoaetus Titanohierax Trigonoceps Uroaetus Urubitinga Vulturidarum

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Ecology: volant carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Azerbaijan (2), the Bahamas (5), Barbados (1), Bermuda (5), Canada (1: British Columbia), China (1), the Congo-Kinshasa (2), Cuba (2), Ecuador (1), Egypt (4), Estonia (1), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1), Finland (1), France (3), Greece (15), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (15), Italy (11), Jamaica (1), Japan (5), Jordan (1), Madagascar (4), Malaysia (14), Martinique (1), Mauritius (4), Mexico (5), Monaco (1), New Caledonia (4), New Zealand (6), Norfolk Island (2), Papua New Guinea (3), Peru (1), Portugal (1), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (4), the Seychelles (2), South Africa (1), Spain (4), Sudan (1), Tonga (2), the United Kingdom (6), United States (79: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (6: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (2)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Tanzania (2), Ukraine (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida, Nebraska)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Chad (1), China (3), France (2), Italy (2), Kenya (5), Namibia (1), New Zealand (2), Ukraine (1), United States (11: California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Egypt (1), United States (2: Colorado, South Dakota)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (4), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 296 collections including 544 occurrences

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