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Botaurus Stephens 1819 (heron)

Reptilia - Ardeiformes - Ardeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39544

Parent taxon: Ardeidae according to S. D. Emslie 1992

Sister taxa: Ardea, Ardeagrandis, Ardeinae, Botaurinae, Butorides, Calcardea, Gnotornis, Ixobrychus, Matuku, Nyctanassa, Palaeophoyx, Syrigma, Zeltornis

Subtaxa: Botaurus lentiginosus

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Ecology: volant piscivore