Family Fregatidae Garrod 1874 (frigatebird)

Aves - Suliformes - Fregatidae

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

See also Bourdon et al. 2005, Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Kurochkin 2000, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Mayr 2005, Mayr 2011, Olson 1975, Olson 1977, Olson 1985 and Stidham 2015

Sister taxa: Anhingidae, Mangystania, Phalacrocoracidae, Plotopteridae, Sulidae

Subtaxa: Fregata Fregatinae Limnofregata Limnofregatinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of American Samoa (1 collection), Brazil (1), Cook Islands (4), French Polynesia (4), the Marshall Islands (2), Micronesia (4), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pitcairn (9), Saint Helena (8), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of United States (3: Wyoming)

Total: 38 collections including 46 occurrences

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