Family Momotidae Gray 1840 (motmot)

Aves - Coraciiformes - Momotidae

Alternative spelling: Motmotidae

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

See also Becker 1986, Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014 and Livezey and Zusi 2007

Sister taxa: Alcedinidae, Brachypteraciidae, Bucerotes, Coracii, Coraciidae, Coracioidea, Cryptornis, Cryptornis antiquus, Eocoraciidae, Halcyones, Meropidae, Parvicuculus, Striges, Todidae

Subtaxa: Momotus Protornis

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Ecology: volant insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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