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The adzebills, genus Aptornis, were two closely related bird species, the North Island adzebill, Aptornis otidiformis, and the South Island adzebill, Aptornis defossor, of the extinct family Aptornithidae.
The African finfoot (Podica senegalensis) is an aquatic bird from the family Heliornithidae (the finfoots and sungrebe).
Amaurornis is a genus of birds in the family Rallidae.
Amitabha urbsinterdictensis is an ancient bird from the Middle Eocene (approximately 50 million years before the present) in North America.
Antigone is a genus of large birds in the crane family.
Anurolimnas is a genus of birds in the family Rallidae found in South America.
Aramides is a genus of birds in the family Rallidae.
Australlus is an extinct genus of birds in the rail family.
The bird genus Balearica (also called the crowned cranes) contains two extant species in the crane family Gruidae: the black crowned crane (B. pavonina) and the grey crowned crane (B. regulorum).
The Barbados rail is a fossil rail species endemic to Barbados with an undetermined taxonomic status.
In phylogenetics, basal is the direction of the base (or root) of a rooted phylogenetic tree or cladogram.
Bathornithidae is an extinct family of birds from the Eocene to Miocene of North America.
Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.
Bustards, including floricans and korhaans, are large, terrestrial birds living mainly in dry grassland areas and on the steppes of the Old World.
Buttonquail or hemipodes are members of a small family of birds, Turnicidae, which resemble, but are unrelated to, the quails of Phasianidae.
Canirallus is a genus of bird in the flufftail family, Sarothruridae.
Cariamiformes (or Cariamae) is an order of primarily flightless birds that has existed for over 60 million years.
Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte, 2nd Prince of Canino and Musignano (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), was a French biologist and ornithologist.
Charles Gald Sibley (August 7, 1917 – April 12, 1998) was an American ornithologist and molecular biologist.
Cladistics (from Greek κλάδος, cládos, i.e., "branch") is an approach to biological classification in which organisms are categorized in groups ("clades") based on the most recent common ancestor.
Coots are small water birds that are members of the rail family, Rallidae.
Coturnicops is a genus of bird in the rail family.
Cranes are a family, Gruidae, of large, long-legged and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes.
The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, also known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction, was a sudden mass extinction of some three-quarters of the plant and animal species on Earth, approximately 66 million years ago.
Crex is a small genus of birds in the rail family.
DNA–DNA hybridization generally refers to a molecular biology technique that measures the degree of genetic similarity between pools of DNA sequences.
The genus Dryolimnas comprises birds in the rail family.
Eogruidae (also spelled Eogruiidae in some publications) is a family of large, flightless birds that occurred across Eurasia from the Eocene to Pliocene epochs.
Eurypygiformes is an order formed by the kagus, comprising two species in the family Rhynochetidae endemic to New Caledonia, and the sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) from the tropical regions of the Americas.
Evolution, the International Journal of Organic Evolution, is a monthly scientific journal that publishes significant new results of empirical or theoretical investigations concerning facts, processes, mechanics, or concepts of evolutionary phenomena and events.
In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.
Flufftails (genus Sarothrura) are small birds related to rails and finfoots.
A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.
Frank Bennington Gill (October 2, 1941 in New York City) is an American ornithologist with worldwide research interests and birding experience.
Gallirallus is a genus that contains about a dozen living, and several recently extinct, species of rails that live in the Australasian-Pacific region.
Gastornithidae is a family of prehistoric birds.
A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.
Gondwana, or Gondwanaland, was a supercontinent that existed from the Neoproterozoic (about 550 million years ago) until the Carboniferous (about 320 million years ago).
The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family, Gruidae.
The Gruiformes are an order containing a considerable number of living and extinct bird families, with a widespread geographical diversity.
Grus is a genus of large birds in the crane family.
Gymnocrex is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae.
The Heliornithidae are a small family of tropical birds with webbed lobes on their feet like those of grebes and coots.
The Holocene is the current geological epoch.
The Hova gallinule (Hovacrex roberti) is an extinct bird in a monotypic genus in the rail family.
Ibis, subtitled the International Journal of Avian Science, is the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the British Ornithologists' Union.
Idiornithidae is an extinct family of Cariamiformes.
Jon Edward Ahlquist (born 1944) is an American molecular biologist and ornithologist who has specialized in molecular phylogenetics.
The kagu or cagou (Rhynochetos jubatus) is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia.
Laornis is a genus of a prehistoric neornithine birds, known only from Specimen YPM 820, a single tibiotarsus leg bone discovered in the late 19th century.
The Late Cretaceous (100.5–66 Ma) is the younger of two epochs into which the Cretaceous period is divided in the geologic timescale.
Laterallus is a genus of birds in the rail family Rallidae.
The lesser moorhen (Paragallinula angulata) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.
Lewinia is a genus of bird in the family Rallidae.
The limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is a bird that looks like a large rail but is skeletally closer to cranes.
This is a list of Gruiformes species by global population.
The masked finfoot or Asian finfoot (Heliopais personatus) is an aquatic bird from the fresh and brackish wetlands of the eastern Indian subcontinent, Indochina, Malaysia and Indonesia.
The mesites (Mesitornithidae) are a family of birds that are part of a clade (Columbimorphae) that include Columbiformes and Pterocliformes.
The Messel Pit (Grube Messel) is a disused quarry near the village of Messel, (Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse) about southeast of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Mikko's Phylogeny Archive is an amateur paleontology website maintained by Mikko Haaramo, a student at the University of Helsinki's Department of Geology, Division of Geology and Palaeontology.
Moorhens — sometimes called marsh hens — are medium-sized water birds that are members of the rail family (Rallidae).
Mundia is a town and a nagar panchayat in Badaun district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Mustelirallus is a genus of bird in the family Rallidae.
Nesotrochis is a genus of extinct flightless rails in the family Rallidae.
The New Guinea flightless rail (Megacrex inepta), also known as the Papuan flightless rail, is a species of bird in the family Rallidae, in the monotypic genus Megacrex.
The Nkulengu rail (Himantornis haematopus) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.
In zoological nomenclature, a nomen dubium (Latin for "doubtful name", plural nomina dubia) is a scientific name that is of unknown or doubtful application.
The ocellated crake (Micropygia schomburgkii) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.
In biological classification, the order (ordo) is.
Pardirallus is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae.
Parvigrus is an extinct bird genus, with the single species Parvigrus pohli.
Phorusrhacids, colloquially known as terror birds, are an extinct clade of large carnivorous flightless birds that were the largest species of apex predators in South America during the Cenozoic era; their temporal range covers from 62 to 1.8 million years (Ma) ago.
The plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus) is a bird, the only representative of family Pedionomidae and genus Pedionomus.
Pleistorallus flemingi, also referred to as Fleming's rail, is a genus and species of extinct bird in the rail family from the Middle Pleistocene (about one million years ago) of New Zealand.
Porzana is a genus of birds in the crake and rail family, (Rallidae).
The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized ground-living birds.
Rallicula is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae.
Rallina is a genus of bird in the rail family, Rallidae.
Rallus is a genus of wetland birds of the rail family.
The red rail (Aphanapteryx bonasia) is an extinct species of flightless rail.
Rhenanorallus is a genus of prehistoric rail which existed in Mainz Basin, Germany during the late Oligocene or early Miocene.
The Rodrigues rail (Erythromachus leguati), also known as Leguat's gelinote, Leguat's rail, or grey rail, is an extinct species of the rail family that was endemic to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
The Rouget's rail (Rougetius rougetii) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.
The Saint Helena rail (Aphanocrex podarces) was a large flightless rail from Saint Helena.
Sarothruridae is a family of small- to medium-sized ground-living birds found in Madagascar and sub-Saharan Africa.
The seriemas are the sole living members of the small bird family Cariamidae, which is also the only surviving lineage of the order Cariamae.
The Siberian crane (Leucogeranus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian white crane or the snow crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes.
The snipe-rail (Capellirallus karamu) is an extinct flightless rail endemic to the North Island of New Zealand.
Songzia is a genus of gruiform bird related to rails.
In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.
The striped crake (Aenigmatolimnas marginalis) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.
The sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) is a bittern-like bird of tropical regions of the Americas, and the sole member of the family Eurypygidae (sometimes spelled Eurypigidae) and genus Eurypyga.
The sungrebe or American finfoot (Heliornis fulica) is a bird which breeds in tropical Central and South America from southern Mexico to northeast Argentina and southern Brazil.
Porphyrio is the swamphen or swamp hen genus of birds in the rail family.
Telmatornis is a valid prehistoric bird genus of unclear affiliations.
Tribonyx is a small genus, containing two extant and one extinct species of birds in the rail family, that is sometimes lumped with the moorhens in Gallinula.
The trumpeters are a family of birds restricted to the humid forests of the Amazon and Guiana Shield in South America.
The uniform crake (Amaurolimnas concolor) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae, the only member of the genus Amaurolimnas.
The watercock (Gallicrex cinerea) is a waterbird in the rail and crake family, Rallidae.
A year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun.
The yellow-breasted crake (Porzana flaviventer) is a species of bird in the family Rallidae.