Anchigyps voorhiesi

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Taxonavigation: Accipitriformes 
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Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Superordo: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Infraordo: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Classis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithurae
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Accipitriformes

Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Gypaetinae
Genus: †Anchigyps
Species: Anchigyps voorhiesi


  • Anchigyps voorhiesi Zhang, Feduccia & James, 2012: 2
Holotype: UNSM (University of Nebraska State Museum) 62877.
Type locality: Near the town of Orchard, Antelope County, Nebraska, in a 2 m thick bed of pure volcanic ash at the centre of NE quarter of NE quarter of NW quarter of Sec. 8, Township 28 N, range 7W. Cap Rock Member, Ash Hollow Formation, Late Clarendonian (early Late Miocene).
Etymology: Anchi from Greek meaning almost, plus gyps, vulture, in reference to its intermediate morphology between normal accipitrids and gypaetine Old World vultures. Species name is in honor of Michael R. Voorhies, who discovered the locality and led the excavations


  • Zhang, Zihui; Alan Feduccia; Helen F. James, 2012: A Late Miocene accipitrid (Aves: Accipitriformes) from Nebraska and its implications for the divergence of Old World vulture. PLoS One, 7(11): e48842.