Appendix 3: "Forgotten clades"

Avian phylogeny in general is well investigated and some clades have received particular attention, e.g. Galliformes, Coraciiformes, Trogoniformes and Passeriformes. However, a number of clades have received little or very little attention. Therefore, I included this chapter hoping to direct future research efforts towards the following clades:

  • Accipitriformes: Accipitridae
  • Anseriformes: Anatidae
  • Ciconiiformes: Ciconiidae
  • Cuculiformes: Cuculidae
  • Gruiformes: Gruidae
  • Otidiformes: Otididae
  • Pelecaniformes: Threskiornithidae & Ardeidae
  • Podicipediformes: Podicipedidae
  • Strisores: Apodidae