Bucerotiformes

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Bucerotiformes
Temporal range: Eocene to present
Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops) Photograph by Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
(Upupidae)
Western red-billed hornbill (Tockus kempi) male.jpg
Western red-billed hornbill (Tockus kempi)
(Bucerotidae)
Scientific classification e
Unrecognized taxon (fix): Bucerotiformes
Families

Bucerotiformes /bjˈsɛrətɪfɔːrmz/ is an order of birds that contains the hornbills, ground hornbills, hoopoes and wood hoopoes.[1] These birds were previously classified as members of Coraciiformes.[2][3][4] The clade is distributed in Africa, Asia, Europe and Melanesia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Mousebirds, Cuckoo Roller, trogons, hoopoes, hornbills". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. Johansson, Ulf S.; Ericson, Per G.P. (2003). "Molecular support for a sister group relationship between Pici and Galbulae (Piciformes sensu Wetmore 1960)" (PDF). J. Avian Biol. 34 (2): 185–197. doi:10.1034/j.1600-048X.2003.03103.x. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
  3. Yuri, T. et al. (2013) Parsimony and Model-Based Analyses of Indels in Avian Nuclear Genes Reveal Congruent and Incongruent Phylogenetic Signals. Biology, 2(1):419-444. doi:10.3390/biology2010419
  4. Jarvis, E.D. et al. (2014) Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science, 346(6215):1320-1331.