Family Ciconiidae Sundevall 1836 (stork)

Aves - Ciconiiformes - Ciconiidae

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

See also Bickart 1990, Carroll 1988, Emslie 1992, Howard 1972, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Louchart et al. 2008, Mayr 2011, Meijer and Awe Due 2010, Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Rasmussen et al. 1987

Sister taxa: Ciconiae, Ciconiopsis, Eocathartes, Grallavis, Phoenicopteri, Sanshuiornis, Scopi, Scopidae, Xenerodiopidae

Subtaxa: Amphipelargus Anastomus Ciconia Leptoptilini Mycteria Palaeoephippiorhynchus Palaeopelargus Pelargodes Propelargus Pseudotantalus Xenorhynchopsis Xenorhynchus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (1 collection), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), France (2), Indonesia (7), Italy (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (3), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (19: California, Florida, Idaho, Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Italy (1)

• Pliocene of South Africa (2), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Kenya (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Chad (4), Egypt (1), France (1), Greece (2), Kenya (1), Saudi Arabia (2), Tunisia (1), United States (5: California, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina)

• Oligocene of Egypt (2)

Total: 67 collections including 81 occurrences

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