Fossil record of the Coraciiformes

Familie incertae sedis

Chehuenia facongrandei Agnolín ???

Paracoracias occidentalis Clarke et al.

Quasisyndactylus longibrachis Mayr

Ueekenkcoracias tambussiae Degrange, Diego Pol, Pablo Puerta & Peter Wilf [3]


Halcyoninae gen. & sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’


Eurystomus beremendensis Kessler

Miocoracias chenevali
 Mourer-Chauviré, Peyrouse & Hugueney


Eocoracias brachyptera Mayr & Mourer-Chauviré


Geranopterus alatus Milne-Edwards
Geranopterus bohemicus Mlikovský
Geranopterus milneedwardsi Mayr & Mourer-Chauviré


Momotidae gen. & sp. ‘Florida, USA’

Protornis glarniensis
 von Meyer (?)


Primobucco frugilegus Mayr & Mourer-Chauviré
Primobucco mcgrewi Brodkorb
Primobucco perneri Mayr & Mourer-Chauviré

Septencoracias morsensis
 Bourdon et al.


Palaeotodus emryi Olson
Palaeotodus escampsiensis Mourer-Chauviré
Palaeotodus itardiensis Mourer-Chauviré

Todus sp. ‘MNHN 73.5395’ [2]


Merops radobojensis (Meyer) has apparently been described from a fragment of an ulna, which in fact cannot be assigned to this genus but rather appears to come from a passerine bird.

I therefore removed the name. [1]



[1] Nikita V. Zelenkov: The revised avian fauna of Rudabànya (Hungary, Late Miocene). In: Paleontología y evolución de las Aves. Eds. C. Acosta Hospitaleche, F. L. Agnolin, N. Haidr, J. I. Noriega, C. P. Tambussi. Contribuciones del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales 7: 253-266. 2017
[2] N. V. Zelenkov; S. F. Gonzalez: The first fossil Today (Aves: Todidae) from Cuba. Paleontological Journal 54(4): 414-419. 2020
[3] Federico J. Degrange; Diego Pol; Pablo Puerta; Peter Wilf: Unexpected larger distribution of paleogene stem-rollers (AVES, CORACII): new evidence from the Eocene of Patagonia, Argentina. Scientific Reports 11: 1363. 2021


edited: 17.02.2022

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