Family Recurvirostridae Bonaparte 1854 (shorebird)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Recurvirostridae

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

See also Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Emslie 1992 and Livezey and Zusi 2007

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

Subtaxa: Fluviatilavis Himantopodinae Himantopus Recurvirostra Recurvirostrinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), Italy (1), Jordan (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (2), United States (5: California, Florida, Oregon)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of United States (2: California)

• Eocene of Portugal (1)

Total: 17 collections including 18 occurrences

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