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Caracara Merrem 1826 (caracara)

Reptilia - Falconiformes - Falconidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 289545

Synonym: Polyborus Vieillot 1816 [replaced name] (taxon 39320)

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

Sister taxa: Asturaetus, Badiostes, Badrostes, Baza, Falconidarum, Falconinae, Foetopterus, Herpetotheres, Lagopterus, Micrastur, Milvago, Phalcoboenus, Polyborinae, Taphetus, Thegornis

Subtaxa: Caracara cheriway, Caracara creightoni, Caracara plancus, Polyborus latebrosus, Polyborus plancus

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Ecology: volant carnivore