Table 1.

An amended classification of Galloanseres, listing only taxa discussed herein, developed from Dickinson & Remsen [47].

Infraclass Neognathae Pycraft, 1900 [84]
Parvclass Galloanseres Sibley and Ahlquist, 1990 [79]
 Order Gastornithiformes Stejneger, 1885 [83]
  Suborder Gastornithes Stejneger, 1885 [83]
   Family Gastornithidae Fürbringer, 1888 [85]
  Suborder Dromornithes Fürbringer, 1888 [85]
   Family Dromornithidae Fürbringer, 1888 [85]
 Order Galliformes (Temminck, 1820) [86]
  Suborder Sylviornithes new taxon
   Family Sylviornithidae Mourer-Chauviré and Balouet, 2005 [87]
  Suborder Galli Wetmore 1960 [29]
   Family Megapodiidae Lesson, 1831 [88]
   Family Cracidae Rafinesque, C.S. 1815 [89]
   Family Numididae de Selys Longchamps, 1842 [90]
   Family Odontophoridae Gould, 1844 [91]
   Family Phasianidae Horsfield, 1821 [92]
 Order Anseriformes (Wagler, 1831) [93]
  Suborder Anhimae Wetmore and Miller, 1926 [94]
   Family Anhimidae Stejneger, 1885 [83]
  Suborder Anseres Wagler, 1831 [93]
   Superfamily Presbyornithoidea Wetmore, 1926 [55]
   Family Presbyornithidae Wetmore, 1926 [55]
   Superfamily Anatoidea (Leach, 1819) [95]
   Family Anseranatidae Sclater, 1880 [96]
   Family Anatidae Leach, 1819 [95]
 Order Vegaviiformes new taxon
   Family Vegaviidae Agnolin et al. [97]
    Genus Vegavis Clarke et al. [40]