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Melanerpes Swainson 1832 (woodpecker)

Reptilia - Piciformes - Picidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 129810

Parent taxon: Picidae according to P. W. Parmalee 1992

Sister taxa: Bathoceleus, Campephilus, Centurus, Colaptes, Dendrocopos, Dryocopus, Jynginae, Picinae, Picoides, Pliopicus

Subtaxa: Melanerpes erythrocephalus, Picus carolinus

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Ecology: volant insectivore