List of Fossil Birds - Neornithes - Charadriiformes

Charadriiformes

Gulls, auks, shorebirds

  • Basal and unresolved taxa
    • Charadriiformes gen. et sp. indet. (Late Cretaceous) – burhinid? basal?
    • "Morsoravis" (Late Paleocene/Early Eocene) – a nomen nudum?
    • Jiliniornis (middle Eocene) – charadriid?
    • Boutersema (Early Oligocene) – glareolid?
    • Turnipax (Early Oligocene) – turnicid?
    • Elorius (Early Miocene)
    • "Larus desnoyersii (Early Miocene of SE France) – larid? stercorarid?
    • "Larus pristinus (John Day Early Miocene of Willow Creek, USA) – larid?
    • Charadriiformes gen. et spp. indet. (Early/Middle Miocene) – several species, 1 probably larid
    • Charadriiformes gen. et sp. indet. (Middle Miocene)
    • "Totanus" teruelensis (Late Miocene of Los Mansuetos, Spain) – scolopacid? larid?
    • "Actitis" balcanica (Late Pliocene of Varshets, Bulgaria) – scolopacid? charadriid?
  • Scolopacidae – Waders and snipes
    • Paractitis (Early Oligocene)
    • Mirolia (Middle Miocene)
    • Placement unresolved
      • Scolopacidae gen. et sp. indet. (Middle – Late Miocene)
      • Scolopacidae gen. et sp. indet. (Early Pliocene)
    • Extant genera present in the fossil record
      • Limosa (Late Eocene? – Recent)
      • Tringa (Late Eocene/Early Oligocene? – Recent) – includes Totanus
      • Gallinago (Late Miocene/Early Pliocene – Recent)
      • Scolopax (Early/Middle Pliocene? – Recent)
      • Phalaropus (Middle Pliocene – Recent)
      • Actitis (Late Pliocene – Recent)
      • Numenius (Late Pleistocene – Recent) – includes Palnumenius
  • Jacanidae – Jacanas
    • Nupharanassa (Early Oligocene)
    • Janipes
    • Prehistoric species of extant genera
      • Jacana farrandi
  • Laridae – Gulls
    • Laridae gen. et sp. indet. (Early Oligocene)
    • Laricola (Late Oligocene/Early Miocene) – larid? Formerly "Larus" elegans and "L." totanoides
    • Gaviota (Middle/Late Miocene)
    • Extant genera present in the fossil record
      • Larus (Middle Miocene – Recent)
  • Alcidae – Auks
    • Hydrotherikornis (Late Eocene)
    • Pseudocepphus (Middle – Late Miocene)
    • Petralca (Early –? Late Oligocene)
    • Miocepphus (Middle Miocene)
    • Alcodes (Late Miocene)
    • Praemancalla (Late Miocene – Early Pliocene)
    • Mancalla (Late Miocene – Early Pleistocene)
    • Extant genera present in the fossil record
      • Cepphus (Late Miocene – Recent)
      • Cerorhinca (Late Miocene – Recent)
      • Uria (Late Miocene – Recent)
      • Aethia (Late Miocene – Recent)
      • Alca (Late Miocene/Early Pliocene – Recent)
      • Synthliboramphus (Late Miocene/Early Pliocene – Recent)
      • Fratercula (Early Pliocene – Recent)
      • Pinguinus (Early Pliocene – Recent)
      • Brachyramphus (Late Pliocene – Recent)
      • Ptychoramphus (Late Pliocene – Recent)
  • Stercorariidae - Skuas and jaegers
    • Prehistoric species of extant genera
      • Stercorarius sp. (Middle Miocene)
      • Stercorarius shufeldti (Fossil Lake Middle Pleistocene of WC USA)
      • Prehistoric subspecies of extant species
        • Stercorarius pomarinus philippi
  • Glareolidae - Pratincoles
    • Paractiornis (Agate Fossil Beds Early Miocene of Sioux County, USA)
    • Mioglareola (Early Miocene of Czechia) - formerly "Larus" dolnicensis
    • Prehistoric species of extant genera
      • Glareola neogena
  • Burhinidae – Thick-knees
    • Prehistoric species of extant genera
      • Burhinus lucorum (Early Miocene)
      • Burhinus aquilonaris
      • Burhinus sp. (Cuba, West Indies)
      • Burhinus sp. (Late Pleistocene of Las Higueruelas, Spain)
      • Prehistoric subspecies of extant species
        • Burhinus bistriatus nanus (Bahamas, West Indies)
  • Charadriidae – Plovers
    • Limicolavis (John Day Early Miocene of Malheur County, USA)
    • Viator (Late Pleistocene of Talara, Peru) – may be synonym of Vanellus (or Belanopteryx if valid)
    • Extant genera present in the fossil record
      • Vanellus (Middle/Late Pleistocene – Recent) – includes Belanopteryx
    • Additional prehistoric species of extant genera
      • Oreopholus orcesi
  • Recurvirostridae – Avocets
    • Extant genera present in the fossil record
      • Himantopus (Late Miocene – Recent)
    • Additional prehistoric species of extant genera
      • Recurvirostra sanctaeneboulae

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