Family Odontophoridae Gould 1844 (New World quail)

Aves - Galliformes - Odontophoridae

Alternative spelling: Odontophorinae

Full reference: J. Gould. 1844. A monograph of the Odontophorinae, or partridges of America. (Part I)

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

See also Brodkorb 1958, Eo et al. 2009, GutiƩrrez et al. 1983, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Wang et al. 2013 and Zink and Blackwell 1998

Sister taxa: Amitabha, Archaealectrornis, Craci, Cracidae, Galli, Gallinuloididae, Megapodiidae, Namaortyx, Numididae, Odontiphorinidae, Paraortygidae, Paraortyx, Phasanidae, Phasiani, Phasianidae, Procrax, Quercymegapodiidae, Sobniogallus, Taoperdix, Tetraonidae

Subtaxa: Caccabis Callipepla Colinus Cyrtonyx Miortyx Nanortyx Odontophorus Oreortyx Ptilopachinae

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Type: Odontophorus

Ecology: volant herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections), Monaco (1), United States (44: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Oregon)

• Miocene of United States (2: California, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Colorado)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan)

Total: 55 collections including 61 occurrences

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