Family Cracidae Vigors 1825 (fowl)

Aves - Galliformes - Cracidae

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

See also Carroll 1988, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Mayr and Weidig 2004, Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Tordoff and Macdonald 1957

Sister taxa: Amitabha, Archaealectrornis, Craci, Galli, Gallinuloididae, Megapodiidae, Namaortyx, Numididae, Odontiphorinidae, Odontophoridae, Paraortygidae, Paraortyx, Phasanidae, Phasiani, Phasianidae, Procrax, Quercymegapodiidae, Sobniogallus, Taoperdix, Tetraonidae

Subtaxa: Boreortalis Ortalis Palaeonossax Pauxi Penelope

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Ecology: volant frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), Peru (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of United States (6: Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Dakota)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

Total: 11 collections including 13 occurrences

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