Family Numididae Reichenbach 1850 (guineafowl)

Aves - Galliformes - Numididae

Alternative spelling: Numidinae

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

See also Carroll 1988, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Olson 1972 and Wang et al. 2013

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

Subtaxa: Acryllium Numida Telecrecinae Telecrex

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Ecology: volant herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Madagascar (4 collections), Sudan (4), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of Tanzania (7)

• Eocene of Mongolia (1)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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