Neophrontops Miller 1916 (hawk)

Aves - Accipitriformes - Accipitridae

Parent taxon: Accipitridae according to S. L. Olson and P. C. Rasmussen 2001

See also Bickart 1990, Carroll 1988, Feduccia 1974, Lambrecht 1933 and Wetmore 1943

Sister taxa: 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, Palaeastur, Palaeolestes, Palaetus, Parabuteo, Pernis, Proictinia, Rupornis, Spizaetus, Stephanoaetus, Titanohierax, Trigonoceps, Uroaetus, Urubitinga, Vulturidarum

Subtaxa: Neophrontops americanus Neophrontops slaughteri Neophrontops vallecitoensis Neophrontops vetustus

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Ecology: volant carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (6: California, Florida, New Mexico, Wyoming collections)

• Blancan of United States (1: Idaho)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (2: Nebraska, Oregon)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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