ⓘ Rhynchaeites

                                     

ⓘ Rhynchaeites

Rhynchaeites is an extinct genus of Threskiornithidae related to modern ibises and has a single named species Rhynchaeites meselensis. It lived in todays Germany during the mid-Eocene and its remains were found in the famous Messel pit.

However, leg bones fossils of the same birds were discovered in the early formation of Eocene fur in Denmark. It has been hypothesized that the alleged parrot Mopsitta Tanta relative, known from a single humerus, same bird as fossils of feet and thus actually belongs in Rhynchaeites.