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Taxon profile

superorder

Palaeognathae Pygraft, 1900

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  infraclass Neornithes

Scientific synonyms

Paleognathae
Paleognathia Huxley, 1867

Temporal range:Tertiary > Paleogene > Paleocene – recent
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Included taxa

Number of records: 10

order Struthioniformes Latham, 1790
order Rheiformes Forbes, 1884
order Tinamiformes Huxley, 1872
order Casuariiformes Sclater, 1880
order Apterygiformes Haeckel, 1866

Fossil taxa

order Dinornithiformes Gadow, 1893
order Aepyornithiformes Newton, 1884
order Lithornithiformes Houde, 1988
Tertiary: Paleocene – Eocene
order Remiornithiformes Martin, 1992
Tertiary: Upper Paleocene
genus Diamantornis Pickford & Dauphin, 1993 inc.sed.

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Explanations

extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon