Butorides Blyth 1852 (heron)

Aves - Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae

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

See also Carroll 1988, Emslie 1998 and Lambrecht 1933

Sister taxa: Ardea, Ardeacites, Ardeagrandis, Ardeinae, Botaurinae, Botaurites, Botaurus, Calcardea, Egretta, Eoceornis, Gnotornis, Ixobrychus, Matuku, Nyctanassa, Nycticorax, Palaeophoyx, Syrigma, Zeltornis

Subtaxa: Butorides striata Butorides validipes Butorides virescens

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Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), French Polynesia (1), Mauritius (1), Mexico (1), United States (5: Florida)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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