ⓘ Palaeotodus

                                     

ⓘ Palaeotodus

Palaeotodus is an extinct genus of todies in the family Todidae. The genus has at least three species known from fossils found in west-central Europe and western North America.

                                     
  • angustirostris Puerto Rican tody, Todus mexicanus Palaeotodus Palaeotodus emryi Palaeotodus escampsiensis Palaeotodus itardiensis Kepler, A. K. 2001 Family
  • derived from a motmot - like ancestor during the Oligocene period. The Palaeotodus emryi is the only tody that is known to be from the late Pleistocene
  • 2009 New specimens of the avain taxa Eurotrochilus Trochilidae and Palaeotodus Todidae from the early Oligocene of Germany Springer. 84 3 387 395