Ectopistes Swainson 1827 (passenger pigeon)

Aves - Columbiformes - Columbidae

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

See also Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Parmalee 1992, Parmalee and Klippel 1982, Peterson 1999 and Wetmore 1962

Sister taxa: Alectroenas, Alopecoenas, Arenicolumba, Bountyphaps, Caloenas, Chalcophaps, Claravis, Columba, Columbina, Columbinae, Didunculinae, Drepanoptila, Ducula, Dysmoropelia, Gallicolumba, Geotrygon, Gerandia, Gourinae, Hemiphaga, Leptotila, Leucosarcia, Lithophaps, Macropygia, Natunaornis, Nesoenas, Ocyphaps, Oena, Patagioenas, Pezophaps, Phaps, Ptilinopus, Raphus, Rupephaps, Streptopelia, Treron, Turtur, Zenaida

Subtaxa: Ectopistes migratorius

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Ecology: volant frugivore-granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (31: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming collections)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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