Capitonides

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Capitonides
Temporal range: Middle Miocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Capitonidae
Genus: Capitonides
Ballmann, 1969
Species:
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]

References[edit]

  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.