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Opisthocomidae

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Opisthocomidae

Taxonomy
Opisthocomidae was named by Swainson (1837). It is extant. Its type is Opisthocomus.

It was assigned to Cuculiformes by Carroll (1988); and to Opisthocomiformes by Livezey and Zusi (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1837Opisthocomidae Swainson
1988Opisthocomidae Carroll
2007Opisthocomidae Livezey and Zusi p. 93

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
RankNameAuthor
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
Neognathae(Pycraft 1900)
NeoavesSibley et al. 1988
Terrestrornithes
Dendrornithes
AnomalogonatesGarrod 1874
CoccygesHuxley 1867
superorderCuculimorphaeSibley et al. 1988
orderOpisthocomiformes
familyOpisthocomidaeSwainson 1837
familyOpisthocomidaeSwainson 1837

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialf
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: volantf
Diet: folivoref
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 17:10:47
Modified: 2009-01-03 19:10:47
Source: f = family, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Terborgh et al. 1990, Marsh 1875

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Friasian to the top of the Late/Upper Miocene or 16.30000 to 5.33300 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 15.5 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Friasian16.3 - 15.5Colombia Hoazinoides magdalenae (13741)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Colombia (Huila) Hoazinoides magdalenae (85201)