Grus Brisson 1760 (crane)

Aves - Gruiformes - Gruidae

Synonyms: Baeopteryx Wetmore 1960, Megalornis Gray 1841

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

See also Bickart 1990, Carroll 1988, Emslie 1992, Lambrecht 1933, Mayr 2005, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Olson and Wingate 2000, Parmalee 1992, Schultz and Howard 1935, Wetmore 1928, Wetmore 1940, Wetmore 1960, Wetmore 1962 and Wetmore and Martin 1930

Sister taxa: Aletornis, Antigone, Balearica, Balearicinae, Bugeranus, Geranopsis, Gruinae, Leucogeranus, Palaeogrus, Paragrus, Pliogrus, Probalearica, Protogrus, Urmiornis

Subtaxa: Grus americana Grus grus Grus haydeni Grus latipes Grus marshi Grus melitensis Grus minor Grus nannodes Grus primigenia Grus turfa

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), Egypt (2), Indonesia (1), Italy (5), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (6), United States (14: Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Virginia)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Kansas)

• Miocene of Greece (1)

• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 34 collections including 36 occurrences

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