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Fossil bird families

Abbreviations and conventions are given on the introductory page.

NameStrat rangeGeog.rangeSizeDietHabitat
ArchaeopterygidaeTTH-BEREUMINAE
Iberomesornithidae*
AmbiortidaeBRM-APTASMINAE
EnaliornithidaeALB-CENEU,NAMFIAE,MA
BaptornithidaeSAN-CMPNA,SAMFIAE,MA
HesperornithidaeSAN-MAANA,SAMFIAE,MA
IchthyornithidaeTUR-CMPNAMFIAE,MA
ApatornithidaeCON-MAANAMFIAE,MA
Zhyraornithidae*
EnantiornithidaeMAANA,SA,AUMFIAE,MA
Alexornithidae*
Avisauridae*
Unnamed cf. enantiornithid*
Nanantius*
Gobipterygidae*
Patagopterygidae*
LithornithidaeTHA-LUTNAMBRTE
EleutherornithidaeLUT-RUPEUMBRTE
StruthionidaeUMI-RECU,AS,AFLBRTE
PalaeotididaeLUTEUMBRTE
Remiornithidae*
AepyornithidaePLE-HOLAFLBRTE
CasuardiidaePLI-RECAULBRTE
DromaiidaeCHT-RECAULBRTE
DinornithidaePLE-HOLAULBRTE
AnomalopterygidaeUMI-RECAUMBRTE
ApterygidaePLE-RECAUMINTE
OpisthodactylidaeTHA-LMISAMBRTE
RheidaePLI-RECSALBRTE
TinamidaeUMI-RECSAMOMTE
SpheniscidaePRB-RECCOMFIMA
GaviidaeCON-RECCOMFIMA,AE
PodicipedidaeCHT-RECCOMFIFW,MA
DiomedeidaePRB-RECCOMFIMA,AE
Diomedeoididae*
Tytthostonychidae*
ProcellariidaeTHA-RECCOMFIMA,AE
OceanitidaeUMI-RECCOMFIMA,AE
PelecanoididaePLI-RECAFMFIMA,AE
Prophaethontidae*
PhaethontidaeMMI-RECCOMFIMA,AE
PelecanidaeRUP-RECEU,AFMFIFW,MA
PlotopteridaePRB-MMIEU,ASMFIMA,AE
ElopterygidaeMAA-BRTEUMFIMA,FW
SulidaeRUP-RECCOMFIMA,AE
PhalacrocoracidaePRB-RECCOMFIMA,FW,AE
AnhingidaeLMI-RECCOMFIMA,FW,AE
Protoplotus*
FregatidaeYPR-RECCOMFIMA,FW,AE
PelagornithidaeTHA-PLIEU,AUMFIMA,AE
ArdeidaeBRT-RECCOMFIFW,TE,AE
Xenerodiopidae*
ScopidaePLI-RECAFMFIFW,TE,AE
CiconiidaeBRT-RECEU,AS,AF,SAMFIFW,TE,AE
BalaenicipitidaeRUP-RECAFMFIFW,TE,AE
PlataleidaeLUT-RECCOMFIFW,MA,AE
VulturidaeBRT-RECEU,NA,SAMTETE,AE
TeratornithidaeUMI-PLENA,SALTETE,AE
SagittariidaeRUP-RECEUMTETE,AE
AccipitridaeLUT-RECCOMTETE,AE
PandionidaeRUP-RECCOMTEFW,TE,AE
FalconidaeYPR-RECEU,NA,SAMTETE,AE
HorusornithidaeYPR-RUPEU,NAMTETE,AE
AnhimidaeYPR-RECSAMOMFW,AE
AnatidaeBRT-RECCOMOMFW,AE
PresbyornithidaeCMP-RUPNA,AS,SAMOMFW,MA,AE
CracidaeLMI-RECNAS,MGNTE,AE
GallinuloididaeYPR-LMINAMGNTE,AE
ParaortygidaePRB-CHTEUMGNTE,AE
QuercymegapodiidaeBRT-LMIEUMGNTE,AE
MegapodiidaePLE-RECEU,AS,AUMGNTE,AE
PhasianidaePRB-RECEU,NA,ASMGNTE,AE
NumididaePRB-RECEU,ASMGNTE,AE
TurnicidaeLMI-RECNA,AFSOM,INTE,AE
GeranoididaeYPR-LUTNAMOM,INTE,AE
ErgilornithidaeRUP-PLIASMOM,INTE,AE
EogruidaePRB-UMIASMOM,INTE,AE
GruidaePRB-RECCOMFIFW,TE,AE
AramidaeRUP-RECNAMMOTE,AE
PsophiidaeLMI-RECSAMBRTE,AE
Songzidae*
RallidaeYPR-RECCOMBRTE,AE
Heliornithidae**
Mesitornithidae**
MesselornithidaeTHA-CHTEUMBRTE,AE
EurypygidaeYPR-RECNAMBRTE,AE
RhynochetidaeHOL-RECPAMBRTE,AE
ApterornithidaePLE-HOLAUMBRTE,AE
CariamidaeRUP-RECSAMOM,INTE,AE
BathornithidaeBRT-LMINAMOM,INTE,AE
IdiornithidaeLUT-CHTEU,NAMOM,INTE,AE
PhororhacidaeTHA-PLIEU,NA,SALTETE
Cunampaiidae*
OtididaeBRT-RECEU,AS,AFMIN,TETE,AE
Gryzajidae*
GastornithidaeTHA-YPREU,NA,ASLTETE
DiatrymidaeYPR-LUTEU,NA,ASLTETE
PhoenicopteridaeYPR-LUTCOMOMFW,TE,AE
PalaelodidaeRUP-PLIEU,NASINFW,TE,AE
JacanidaeRUP-RECCOMINFW,TE,AE
RostratulidaePLI-RECAS,AF,SAMINFW,TE,AE
HaematopodidaePLI-RECNAMMOMA,TE,AE
CharadriidaeLMI-RECCOMIN,MOMA,TE,AE
ScolopacidaeBRT-RECCOMIN,MOMA,TE,AE
RecurvirostridaeYPR-RECCOMIN,MOMA,TE,AE
GraculavidaeMAANAMINMA,AE
BurhinidaeLMI-RECCOMTETE,AE
GlareolidaeLMI-RECNAMTETE,AE
ThinocoridaePLE-RECSAMTETE,AE
Pedionomidae**
Chionididae**
StercorariidaeLMI-RECEU,NAMFIMA,AE
LaridaePRB-RECCOMFIMA,AE
Rhynchopidae**
AlcidaePRB-RECEU,NA,ASMFIMA,AE
PteroclidaePRB-RECEU,AS,AFMFRTE,AE
ColumbidaeLMI-RECCOMGNTE,AE
RaphidaePLE-HOLASMGNTE
PsittacidaeYPR-RECEU,NA,AFMGNTE,AE
MusophagidaeTHA-RECEU,AFMGNTE,AE
CuculidaeBRT-RECEU,NAMINAR,AE
ParvicuculidaeYPREUMINAR,AE
OpisthocomidaeMMI-RECSAMINAR,AE
Foratidae*
TytonidaeLUT-RECCOMTEAR,AE
SophiornithidaeTHA-RUPEUMTEAR,AE
ProtostrigidaeYPR-RUPEU,NAMTEAR,AE
Ogygoptyngidae*
StrigidaeLUT-RECCOMTEAR,AE
SteatornithidaeYPR-RECNAMINTE,AE
AegothelidaeBRT-RECEUMINTE,AE
PodargidaeLUT-RECEUMINTE,AE
CaprimulgidaeLUT-RECCOMINTE,AE
NyctibiidaeBRT-RECEU,NA,SAMINTE,AE
JungornithidaePRB-RUPEUMINAR,AE
ApodidaeLUT-RECCOSINAR,AE
AegialornithidaeYPR-PRBEU,NASINAR,AE
HemiprocnidaeYPR-RECEUSINAR,AE
TrochilidaePLE-RECNA,SASNEAR,AE
SandcoleidaeYPR-LUTNASINAR,AE
ColiidaeBRT-RECEU,AFSINAR,AE
ArchaeotrogonidaePRB-CHTEUMINAR,AE
TrogonidaeRUP-RECCOMINAR,AE
Halcyornithidae*
HalcyonidaeBRT-RECCOS,MFIFW,TE,AE
TodidaePRB-RECEU,NAMFITE,FW,AE
SylphornithidaeLUT-BRTEUMFIFW,AE
MomotidaeRUP-RECEU,NAMINTE,AE
MeropidaeBRT-RECEU,NA,AFMINTE,AE
CoraciidaeLUT-RECEU,AS,AFMINTE,AE
Primobucconidae*
AtelornithidaeLUT-RECEUMINTE,AE
Leptosomidae**
UpupidaeBRT-RECEU,AFMINTE,AE
PhoeniculidaeLMI-RECNA,AS,AFMINTE,AE
BucerotidaeLUT-RECEU,NA,AFM,LFRAR,AE
Galbulidae**
UnnamedYPRNAMINAR,AE
BucconidaePLE-RECCOMINAR,AE
CapitonidaeLMI-RECAS,AF,SAS,MBRAR,AE
IndicatoridaePLI-RECAFS,MBRAR,AE
RamphastidaePLE-RECCOMINTE,AE
PicidaeMMI-RECCOMINAR,AE
EurylaimidaeLMI-RECEUSINAR,AE
FurnariidaePLE-RECSASINAR,AE
ThamnophilidaePLE-RECSASINAR,AE
ScytalopodidaePLE-RECCASINAR,AE
Pittidae**
Philepittidae**
TyrannidaePLE-RECNA,SAMINAR,AE
Oxyruncidae**
Pipridae**
Querulidae**
Phytotomidae**
AlaudidaeLMI-RECCOSINAE
HirundinidaePLI-RECCOSINAE
DicruridaePLE-RECASSINAR,AE
MenuridaeLMI-RECAUMINTE,AR,AE
AcanthisittidaePLE-RECAUMINAR,AE
AtrichornithidaePLE-RECAUSINAR,AE
MotacillidaePLI-RECCOSINAR,AE
Campephagidae**
PycnonotidaePLE-RECAS,AFSINAR,AE
LaniidaeLMI-RECNA,AS,AFSINAR,AE
Vangidae**
BombycillidaePLE-RECEU,NA,ASSINAR,AE
Palaeoscinidae*
DulidaePLE-RECCASINAR,AE
CinclidaePLE-RECEU,NA,AS,SASINAR,AE
TroglodytidaePLI-RECEU,NA,AS,SASINAR,AE
PrunellidaePLI-RECEU,ASSINAR,AE
MusicapidaePLI-RECEU,AS,AFSINAR,AE
TimaliidaePLI-RECEUSINAR,AE
SylviidaeUMI-RECEUSINAR,AE
ParidaePLI-RECEU,AS,AFSINAR,AE
SittidaeMMI-RECEUSINAR,AE
Pardalotidae**
NectariniidaePLE-RECEU,AS,AFSNEAR,AE
Zosteropidae**
MeliphagidaePLE-RECAF,AUSNEAR,AE
EmberizidaeUMI-RECCOSGNAR,AE
TanagridaePLE-RECNASGNAR,AE
CoerebidaePLE-RECNASINAR,AE
VireonidaePLE-RECNA,SASINAR,AE
IcteridaePLI-RECNA,SASINAR,AE
PasseridaePLE-RECCOSINAR,AE
SturnidaePLE-RECEU,AS,AFSINAR,AE
OriolidaePLE-RECEU,AS,AFSINAR,AE
CallaeatidaePLE-RECAUSINAR,AE
Artamidae**
PtilonorhynchidaePLE-RECAUSINAR,AE
Paradisaeidae**
CorvidaeMMI-RECCOMINAR,AE
CimolopterygidaeMAANAMINTE,AE
Cladornithidae*
Dakotornithidae*
DromornithidaeLMI-PLEAULHETE,AE
Gansuidae*
Limnornithidae*
LonchodytidaeMAANAMINTE,AE
Marinavidae*
Onychopterygidae*
Palaeospizidae*
PrimoscenidaeYPR-LUTEUMIN?TE,AE
Protoavidae*
Scaniornithidae*
TorotigidaeCMP-MAAEU,NASINMA,TE,AE
ZygodactylidaeLMI-MMIEUSIN?TE,AE
Wyleyia*
Asiavis*
Judinornis*
Sinornis*