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Ardea Linnaeus 1758 (heron)

Reptilia - Natatores - Ardeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39542

Synonyms: Casmerodius Gloger 1842 (no. 368410), Herodias Boie 1822 (no. 368955)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Ardeidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Agamia, Ardeacites, Ardeagrandis, Ardeinae, Botaurinae, Botaurites, Botaurus, Bubulcus, Butorides, Cochlearius, Egretta, Gnotornis, Ixobrychus, Matuku, Nyctanassa, Nycticorax, Palaeophoyx, Pilherodius, Syrigma, Taphophoyx, Zeltornis

Subtaxa: Ardea alba, Ardea aurelianensis, Ardea brachyrhyncha, Ardea brunhuberi, Ardea cinerea, Ardea cocoi, Ardea effosa, Ardea formosa, Ardea goliath, Ardea herodias, Ardea humbloti, Ardea insignis, Ardea intermedia, Ardea latipes, Ardea lignitum, Ardea melanocephala, Ardea modesta, Ardea pacifica, Ardea paloccidentalis, Ardea perplexa, Ardea piveteaui, Ardea plumifera, Ardea polkensis, Ardea purpurea, Ardea sumatrana

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Ecology: volant piscivore