Family Anhingidae Ridgway 1887 (darter)

Aves - Suliformes - Anhingidae

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

See also Alvarez 1977, Bourdon et al. 2005, Carroll 1988, Cenizo and Agnolín 2010, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Louchart et al. 2008, Mayr 2005, Mayr 2011, Olson 1985 and Olson and Hasegawa 1996

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

Subtaxa: Anhinga Liptornis Macranhinga

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Greece (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), United States (5: Florida)

• Pliocene of India (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Brazil (1), Chad (2), Colombia (1), Ethiopia (2), Hungary (1), Kenya (1), Tunisia (1), United States (2: Florida)

Total: 27 collections including 31 occurrences

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