Family Jacanidae Stejneger 1885 (shorebird)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Jacanidae

Alternative spelling: Jaccanidae

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

See also Carroll 1988, Livezey and Zusi 2007 and Rasmussen et al. 1987

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

Subtaxa: Jacana Janipes Nupharanassa

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bolivia (1 collection), Peru (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Egypt (2)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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