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Tribe Aythyini Olson and Rasmussen 2001 (pochard)

Reptilia - Anseriformes - Anatidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83439

Alternative spelling: Aythyinae

Full reference: S. L. Olson and P. C. Rasmussen. 2001. Miocene and Pliocene birds from the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 90:233-365

Parent taxon: Anatinae according to J. Gonzalez et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Anatini, Bambolinetta, Cairinini, Chaulelasmus, Chenoanas, Chenonetta, Helonetta, Hymenolaimini, Mergini, Nettion, Presbychen, Querquedula, Sarkidiornis, Tadorini, Tadornini, Wasonaka

Subtaxa: Aythya, Pteronetta

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Ecology: volant herbivore