Certhiidae (treecreepers)

Phylogenetic placement: Passeri: Passerides: Muscicapida: Certhioidea

Distribution: Eurasia, Africa, North and Central America

Number of extant genera: 1 (monotypic); [note that the spotted creepers (genus Salpornis, family Salpornithidae) are often included in Certhiidae]

Number of extant species: 9


Barker (2017), Molecular phylogenetics of the wrens and allies (Passeriformes: Certhioidea), with comments on the relationships of Ferminia, Am. Mus. Novit. 3887, 1-28. (free pdf)

Ding H, Bi D, Han S, Yi R, Zhang S, Ye Y, Gao J, Yang J, and Kan X (2022), Mitogenomic codon usage patterns of superfamily Certhioidea (Aves: Passeriformes): insights into asymmetrical bias and phylogenetic implications, Animals 13, e:96. (free pdf)

Johansson US, Fjeldså J, and Bowie RCK (2008), Phylogenetic relationships within Passerida (Aves: Passeriformes): A review and a new molecular phylogeny based on three nuclear intron markers, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 48, 858-876. (abstract)

Kuhl H, Frankl-Vilches C, Bakker A, Mayr G, Nikolaus G, Boerno ST, Klages S, Timmermann B, and Gahr M (2021), An unbiased molecular approach using 3'UTRs resolves the avian family-level tree of life, MolBiolEvol. 38, 108-127. (pdf)

Moyle RG, Oliveros CH, Andersen MJ, Hosner PA, Benz BW, Manthey JD, Travers SL, Brown RM, and Faircloth BC (2016) Tectonic collision and uplift of Wallacea triggered the global songbird radiation, Nature Comm. 7, e:12709. (free pdf)

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Päckert M, Martens J, Sun YH, Severinghaus LL, Nazarenko AA, Ting J, Töpfer T, and Tietze DT (2012), Horizontal and elevational phylogeographic patterns of Himalayan and Southeast Asian forest passerines (Aves: Passeriformes), J. Biogeogr. 39, 556-573. (abstract)

Stiller J, Feng S, Chowdhury AA, Rivas-González I, Duchêne DA, Fang Q, Deng Y, Kozlov A, Stamatakis A, Claramunt S, Nguyen JMT, Ho SYW, Faircloth BC, Haag J, Houde P, Cracraft J, Balaban M, Mai U, Chen G, Gao R, Zhou C, Xie Y, Huang Z, Cao Z, Yan Z, Ogilvie HA, Nakhleh L, Lindow B, Morel B, Fjeldså J, Hosner PA, da Fonseca RR, Petersen B, Tobias JA, Székely T, Kennedy JD, Reeve AH, Liker A, Stervander M, Antunes A, Tietze DT, Bertelsen M, Lei F, Rahbek C, Graves GR, Schierup MH, Warnow T, Braun EL, Gilbert MTP, Jarvis ED, Mirarab S, and Zhang G (2024), Complexity of avian evolution revealed by family-level genomes, Nature (preview pdf)