Family Burhinidae Mathews 1912 (stone-curlew)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Burhinidae

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

See also Bickart 1981, Brodkorb 1959, Carroll 1988, Cracraft 1972, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Lambrecht 1933 and Livezey and Zusi 2007

Sister taxa: Alcae, Charadrii, Charadriidae, Chionidae, Cimolopterygidae, Dakotornithidae, Glareolidae, Graculavidae, Graculavus, Haematopodidae, Hydrophasianus, Jacanidae, Lari, Laridae, Laromorphae, Limicolae, Panalcidae, Parrae, Pedionomae, Pedionomidae, Recurvirostridae, Rhinoptilus, Sarjeantopodus, Scolopaci, Scolopacidae, Stercorariidae, Telmatornis, Telmatornithidae, Thinocoridae, Turnicidae, Volgavis

Subtaxa: Burhinus Esacus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), the Bahamas (3), Ecuador (1), Peru (1), South Africa (1), United States (1: New Mexico), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Kenya (2), United States (1: Nebraska)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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