Fossil record of the Ardeiformes

Ardeidae

Ardea aurelianensis Milne-Edwards
Ardea brunhuberi von Ammon
Ardea effosa von Meyer
Ardea formosa Milne-Edwards
Ardea latipes von Meyer
Ardea lignitum Gibel
Ardea paloccidentalis Shufeldt
Ardea perplexa Milne-Edwards
Ardea piveteaui Brunet
Ardea polkensis Brodkorb
Ardea sytchevskayae Zelenkov – new

Ardeagradis arborea Author ?

Egretta subfluvia Becker

Gnotornis aramiellus Wetmore

Matuku otagoense Scofield et al.

Nycticorax fidens Brodkorb
Nycticorax sp. ‘Fayyum, Egypt’

Palaeophoyx columbiana McCoy

Pikaihao bartlei Worthy et al.

“Proardea” deschutteri Mayr, De Pietri, Scofield & Smith

Proardeola walkeri Harrison

Taphophoyx hodgei Steadman & Takano – new

Zeltornis ginsburgi Balouet

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edited: 07.04.2019

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Fossil record of the Confuciusornithiformes

Confuciusornithidae

Changchengornis hengdaoziensis Ji, Chiappe & Ji

Confuciusornis sanctus Hou et al.
Confuciusornis dui Hou et al.

Eoconfuciusornis zhengi
Zhang, Zhou & Benton

Yangavis confucii Wang & Zhou

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edited: 05.04.2019

Fossil record of the Passeriformes

Family incertae sedis

Certhiops rummeli Manegold

Jamna szybiaki Bocheński, Tomek, Bujoczek & Wertz

Kischinskinia scandens Volkova & Zelenkov

Resoviaornis jamrozi Bocheński, Tomek, Wertz & Świdnicka

Wieslochia weissi Mayr & Manegold

Winnicavis gorskii Bocheński, Tomek, Wertz, Happ, Bujoczek & Świdnicka

Acanthisittidae

Kuiornis indicator Worthy et al.

Acanthizidae

Acanthizidae gen. & sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Acrocephalidae

Acrocephalus major Kessler
Acrocephalus minor Kessler
Acrocephalus kordosi Kessler
Acrocephalus kretzoii Kessler
Acrocephalus sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Hippolais veterior Kessler

Aegithalidae

Aegithalos congruis Kessler
Aegithalos gaspariki Kessler

Alaudidae

Alauda trivadari Kessler

Calandrella gali Kessler

Galerida cserhatensis Kessler & Hír
Galerida pannonica Kessler

Lullula minor Kessler
Lullula minuscula Kessler
Lullula neogradensis Kessler & Hír
Lullula parva Kessler

Melanocorypha minor Kessler

Praealauda hevesensis Kessler & Hír

Bombycillidae

Bombycilla brevia Kessler
Bombycilla hamori Kessler & Hír
Bombycilla kubinyii Kessler

Cardinalidae

Passerina sp. ‘Yepómera, Mexico’

Certhiidae

Certhia immensa Kessler
Certhia janossyi Kessler & Hír

Cettidae

Cettia janossyi Kessler
Cettia kalmani Kessler

Cinclidae

Cinclus gaspariki Kessler
Cinclus major Kessler & Hír
Cinclus minor Kessler

Cinclosomatidae

Cinclosoma elachum Nguyen, Archer & Hand

Climacteridae

Climacteris sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Cormobates sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Corvidae

Corvus annectens Shufeldt
Corvus harkanyensis
Kessler
Corvus hungaricus Lambrecht
Corvus pliocaenicus (Portis)
Corvus praecorax Depéret
Corvus shufeldti Sharpe

Henocitta brodkorbi Holman

Miocitta galbraethi Brodkorb

Miocorvus larteti (Milne-Edwards)

Miopica paradoxa Kurotschkin & Sobolew

Pica pica ssp. major Mourer-Chauviré
Pica mourerae Seguí

Protocitta ajax Brodkorb
Protocitta dixi Brodkorb

Pyrrhocorax graculus ssp. vetus Kretzoi

Dasyornithidae

Dasyornis walterbolesi Nguyen – new

Emberizidae

Emberiza bartkoi Kessler & Hír
Emberiza gaspariki Kessler
Emberiza media Kessler
Emberiza pannonica Kessler
Emberiza parva Kessler
Emberiza polgardiensis Kessler

Pedinorhis stirpsarcana Olson & McKittrick

Plectrophenax veterior Kessler

Estrildidae

Estrildidae gen. & sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Eurylaimidae

Eurylaimidae gen. & sp. ‘Wintersdorf, Germany’

Fringillidae

Carduelis kretzoii Kessler
Carduelis lambrechti Kessler
Carduelis medius Kessler
Carduelis parvulus Kessler

Coccothraustes balcanicus Boev
Coccothraustes major Kessler
Coccothraustes simeonovi Boev

Fringilla kormosi Kessler
Fringilla petenyii Kessler

Loxia csarnotanus Kessler
Loxia patevi Boev

Pinicola kubinyii Kessler

Pyrrhula gali Kessler
Pyrrhula minor Kessler

Furnariidae

Pseudoseisuropsis nehuen Noriega
Pseudoseisuropsis cuelloi Claramunt & Rinderknecht
Pseudoseisuropsis wintu Stefanini et al.

Hirundinidae

Delichon major Kessler
Delichon polgardiensis Kessler
Delichon pusillus Kessler

Hirundinidae gen. & sp. ‘Langebaanweg, South Africa’ (multiple spp.)

Hirundo aprica Feduccia
Hirundo gracilis Kessler
Hirundo major Kessler

Riparia minor Kessler

Icteridae

Cremaster tytthus (Brodkorb)

Euphagus magnirostris
(Miller)

Icterus sp.
‘Talara, Peru’

Molothrus sp.
‘Talara, Peru’

Pandanaris convexa
(Miller)

Pyelorhamphus molothroides
(Miller)

Laniidae

Lanius capeki Kessler
Lanius hungaricus Kessler
Lanius intermedius Kessler
Lanius major Kessler
Lantus schreteri Kessler & Hír

Leiotrichidae

Turdoides borealis Jánossy

Locustellidae

Locustella janossyi Kessler
Locustella kordosi Kessler
Locustella mana Kessler
Locustellidae gen. & sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Megalurus sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Maluridae

Maluridae gen. & sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Meliphagidae

Meliphagidae gen. & sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’ (multiple spp.)

Menuridae

Menura tyawanoides Boles

Motacillidae

Anthus antecedens Kessler & Hír
Anthus baranensis Kessler
Anthus hiri Kessler

Motacilla intermedia Kessler
Motacilla minor Kessler
Motacilla robusta Kessler

Muscicapidae

Erithacus horusitzkyi Kessler & Hír
Erithacus minor Kessler

Luscinia denesi Kessler
Luscinia pliocaenica Kessler
Luscinia praeluscinia Kessler & Hír

Monticola pongraczii Kessler

Muscicapa leganyii Kessler & Hír
Muscicapa miklosi
Kessler
Muscicapa petenyii Kessler

Oenanthe kormosi Kessler
Oenanthe pongraczi Kessler

Phoenicurus baranensis Kessler
Phoenicurus erikai Kessler

Saxicola baranensis Kessler
Saxicola lambrechti Kessler
Saxicola magna Kessler
Saxicola parva Kessler

Neosittidae

Daphoenositta trevorworthyi Nguyen

Oriolidae

Longimornis robustirostrata Boles

Oriolus beremendensis Kessler

Orthonychidae

Orthonyx kaldowinyeri Boles

Palaeoscinidae (?)

Palaeoscinis turdirostris Howard

Paridae

Parus medius Kessler
Parus parvulus Kessler
Parus robustus Kessler

Passerellidae

Ammodramus eurius Brodkorb
Ammodramus hatcheri (Shufeldt)

Passeridae

Passer hiri Kessler
Passer minusculus Kessler
Passer pannonicus Kessler

Petroicidae

Petroicidae gen. & sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Phylloscopidae

Phylloscopus miocaenicus Kessler & Hír
Phylloscopus pliocaenicus Kessler
Phylloscopus venczeli Kessler

Pomatostomidae

Pomatostomus sp. ‘Riversleigh, Australia’

Prunellidae

Prunella freudenthali Kessler
Prunella kormosi Kessler

Psittacopedidae

Eofringillirostrum boudreauxi Mayr, Ksepka & Grande
Eofringillirostrum parvulum Mayr, Ksepka & Grande

Morsoravis sedilis Bertelli, Lindow, Dyke & Chiappe

Psittacopes lepidus Mayr & Daniels

Pumiliornis tessellatus Mayr

Regulidae

Regulus bulgaricus Boev
Regulus pliocaenicus Kessler

Sittidae

Sitta gracilis Kessler
Sitta pusilla Kessler
Sitta senogalliensis Portis
Sitta villanyensis Kessler

Sturnidae

Sturnus baranensis Kessler
Sturnus brevis Kessler
Sturnus kretzoii Kessler & Hír
Sturnus pliocaenicus Kessler

Sylviidae

Sylvia intermedia Kessler
Sylvia pussila Kessler

Tichodromidae

Tichodroma apeki Kessler

Troglodytidae

Troglodytes robustus Kessler

Turdidae

Meridiocichla salotti Louchart

Turdicus minor Kessler & Hír
Turdicus pannonicus Kessler

Turdus major Kessler
Turdus medius Kessler
Turdus minor Kessler
Turdus miocaenicus Kessler
Turdus polgardiensis Kessler

Zygodactylidae

Eozygodactylus americanus Weidig

Primoscnes minutus Harrison & Walker

Primozygodactylus ballmanni Mayr
Primozygodactylus danielsi Mayr
Primozygodactylus eunjooae Mayr & Zelenkov
Primozygodactylus longibrachium Mayr
Primozygodactylus major Mayr
Primozygodactylus quintus Mayr

Zygodactylus grandei Smith, DeBee & Clarke
Zygodactylus grivensis Ballmann
Zygodactylus ignotus Ballmann
Zygodactylus luberonensis Mayr
Zygodactylus ochlurus Hieronymus, Waugh & Clarke

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Note that this list is far from being complete.

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edited: 05.04.2019

… small sketch

Cratoavis cearensis, an enantiornithiform bird from the lower Cretaceous of the extremely interesting Crato Formation in Brazil.

This bird is known from a single specimen that apparently was not fully grown, it was altogether only about 12 cm long (including the tail streamers)!

Yet, I have no idea how large it may have got when fully adult, who knows.

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The Crato Formation is otherwise known for its numerous plant fossils, many of them angiosperms, so I cannot really decide yet which plant species may fit with this bird, but time will show ….

Fossil record of the Phoenicopteriformes

Agnopteridae

Agnopterus hantoniensis Lydekker
Agnopterus laurillardi Milne-Edwards
Agnopterus turgaiensis Turgarinov

Palaelodidae

Adelalopus hoogbutseliensis Mayr & Smith

Megapaloelodus connectens Miller
Megapaloelodus goliath Milne-Edwards
Megapaloelodus opsigonus Brodkorb
Megapaloelodus peiranoi Agnolin

Palaelodus ambiguus Milne-Edwards
Palaelodus aotearoa Worthy et al.
Palaelodus crassipes Milne-Edwards
Palaelodus germanicus (Lambrecht)
Palaelodus gracilipes Milne-Edwards
Palaelodus kurochkini Zelenkov
Palaelodus minutus Milne-Edwards
Palaelodus pledgei Baird & Vickers-Rich
Palaelodus steinheimensis Fraas
Palaelodus wilsoni Baird & Vickers-Rich

Phoenicopteridae

Elornis anglicus Aymard
Elornis grandis Milne-Edwards
Elornis littoralis Milne-Edwards

Harrisonavis croizeti (Gervais)

Juncitarsus gracillimus Olson & Feduccia
Juncitarsus merkeli Peters

Leakeyornis aethiopicus (Harrison & Walker)

Phoeniconaias gracilis Miller

Phoeniconotius eyrensis Miller

Phoenicopterus copei Shufeldt
Phoenicopterus floridanus Brodkorb
Phoenicopterus minutus Howard
Phoenicopterus novaehollandiae Miller
Phoenicopterus siamensis Cheneval
Phoenicopterus stocki (Miller)

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edited: 01.04.2019

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Fossil record of the Cathartiformes

Cathartidae

Aizenogyps toomeyae Emslie

Brasilogyps faustoi Alvarenga

Breagyps clarki Miller

Diatropornis ellioti (Milne-Edwards)

Coragyps occidentalis Miller

Geronogyps reliquus Campbell

Gymnogyps amplus Miller
Gymnogyps howardae Campbell
Gymnogyps kofordi Emslie
Gymnogyps varonai (Arredondo)

Hadrogyps aigialeus Emslie

Perugyps diazi Stucchi & Emslie

Phasmagyps patritus Wetmore

Pleistovultur nevesi Alvarenga et al.

Pliogyps charon Becker
Pliogyps fisheri Tordoff

Sarcoramphus fisheri Campbell

Wingegyps cartellei Alvarenga & Olson

Teratornithidae

Aiolornis incredibilis (Howard)

Argentavis magnificens Campbell & Tonni

Cathartornis gracilis Miller

Taubatornis campbelli Olson & Alvarenga

Teratornis merriami Millner
Teratornis woodburnensis Campbell & Stenger

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edited: 25.03.2019

Fossil record of the Falconiformes

Falconidae

Asturaetus furcillatus De Vis

Badiostes patagonicus Ameghino

Baza gracilis De Vis

Caracara creightoni Brodkorb
Caracara latebrosus Brodkorb
Caracara major Jones, Rinderknecht, Migotto & Blanco
Caracara seymouri Suárez & Olson
Caracara sp. ‘Río Quequén Grande, Argentinia’

Falco ramenta Wetmore
Falco pisanus Portis

Foetopterus ambiguus Moreno & Mercerat

Lagopterus minutus Moreno & Mercerat

Milvago brodkorbi Campbell

Polyborus latebrosus Wetmore

Sushkinia pliocaenica Tugarinov

Taphaetus brachialis De Vis
Taphaetus lacertosus De Vis

Thegornis debilis Ameghino
Thegornis musculosus Ameghino

Masillaraptoridae (?)

Masillaraptor parvunguis Mayr

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edited: 24.03.2019

A well-named bird

Cruralispennia multidonta, named for its many teeth and its strangely-formed crural feathers (the bird trousers).

I’m not quite sure if I got everything right here.

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See, I did a new version, exactly two months later, now the measurements are closer to reality, the body and  the head proportionally larger, the legs proportionally somewhat shorter, and the bird now indeed starts to look like a bird!

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edited: 22.03.2019

Fossil record of the Yanornithiformes

Hongshanornithidae (?)

Archaeornithura meemannae Wang et al.

Hongshanornis longicresta Zhou & Zhang

Longicrusavis houi O’Connor et al.

Parahongshanornis chaoyangensis Li et al.

Tianyuornis cheni Zheng et al.

Songlingornithidae

Piscivoravis lii Zhou et al.

Songlingornis linghensis Hou

Yanornis martini Zhou & Zhang
Yanornis guozhangi Wang et al.

Yixianornis grabaui Zhou & Zhang

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edited: 22.03.2019