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Temporal range: Middle Miocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Capitonidae
Genus: Capitonides
Ballmann, 1969
C. europeus
Binomial name
Capitonides europeus
Ballmann, 1969

Capitonides is an extinct piciform from the Middle Miocene of southern Germany. C. europaeus is the only species recorded for the genus.[1] Carroll (1988) assigned the genus to family Capitonidae.[2]


  1. ^ Ballman, P. 1969. A New Species of Fossil Barbet (Aves: Piciformes) from the Middle Miocene of the Nördlinger Ries (Southern Germany). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 3 (1): 43-48.Abstract
  2. ^ Carroll, R. L. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H Freeman Company, 1988.