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Family Heliornithidae Gray 1841 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39508

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

Sister taxa: Anisolornis, Aramidae, Asiavis, Eurypygae, Grues, Gruidae, Messelornithidae, Psophiidae, Rallidae

Subtaxa: Heliopais, Podica

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore