Close menu

Opisthocomidae


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opisthocomidae
Updated: 2017-07-13T07:53Z
Opisthocomids
Temporal range: Late Eocene - Recent, Late Eocene–0
Hoatzins in Brazil.jpg
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Clade:Inopinaves
Order:Opisthocomiformes
L'Herminier, 1837
Family:Opisthocomidae
Swainson, 1837
Genera
Synonyms
  • Foratidae Olson 1992
  • Hoazinoididae Rasmussen 1997
  • Onychopterygidae Cracraft 1971

Opisthocomidae is a group of birds, the only named family within the order Opisthocomiformes. The only living representative is the hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) which lives in the Amazon and the Orinoco delta in South America. Several fossil species have been identified, including one from Africa[1] and one from Europe.[2]

Phylogeny

Based on the work of Mayr & De Pietri 2014.[2]



Namibiavis




Protoazin




Hoazinavis



Opisthocomus





Taxonomy

References

  1. ^ Mayr G., Alvarenga H., Mourer-Chauviré C. (2011). "Out of Africa: Fossils shed light on the origin of the hoatzin, an iconic Neotropic bird". Naturwissenschaften. 98: 961–6. PMID 21964974. doi:10.1007/s00114-011-0849-1. 
  2. ^ a b Gerald Mayr and Vanesa L. De Pietri (2014). "Earliest and first Northern Hemispheric hoatzin fossils substantiate Old World origin of a "Neotropic endemic"". Naturwissenschaften. 101: 143–148. PMID 24441712. doi:10.1007/s00114-014-1144-8. 
  3. ^ Mikko's Phylogeny Archive [1] Haaramo, Mikko (2007). "Primitive Land-bird Assemblage". Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.

Also On Wow

    Advertisement

    Trending Now