ⓘ Paraprefica

                                     

ⓘ Paraprefica

Paraprefica is an extinct bird belonging to the Caprimulgiformes, from the middle Eocene. Its fossil remains have been found in the major paleontological site at Messel, Germany.

                                     
  • have been found in France and Germany. A complete skeleton of the genus Paraprefica has been found in Messel, Germany. It had skull and leg features similar
  • Nonetheless, it supports the emerging consensus phylogeny well. The genus Paraprefica probably from the Early Eocene though this is somewhat uncertain
  • basal or incertae sedis Eocypselus Late Paleocene or Early Eocene Paraprefica Early Eocene? Archaeotrogonidae Early Eocene of England ? - Late Eocene Early