†family Zygodactylidae Brodkorb 1971 (bird)

Aves - Ornithurae - Zygodactylidae

Synonym: Primoscenidae Harrison and Walker 1977

Parent taxon: Passerimorphae according to G. Mayr 2008

See also Carroll 1988 and Mayr 2004

Sister taxa: Coraciiformes, Passeriformes, Piciformes, Sylphornithidae

Subtaxa: Eozygodactylus Primoscens Primozygodactylus Zygodactylus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Germany (1 collection)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 4 collections including 7 occurrences

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