Temporal range: Late Cretaceous to present
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|Juvenile Red-throated loon (Gavia stellata)|
Ardeae is a clade that of birds that contains Eurypygimorphae and Aequornithes, named in 2014 by genome analysis. Initially members of Eurypgimorphae were originally classified in the almost obsolete clade Metaves, and Aequornithes were classified as the sister taxon to Musophagiformes or Gruiformes.
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