Oriolidae (Old World orioles and allies)

Phylogenetic placement: Passeri: Corvides: Orioloidea

Distribution: Africa, Eurasia, Wallacea, New Guinea and Australia

Number of extant genera: 3-6

Number of extant species: ~46


Aggerbeck  M, Fjeldså J, Christidis L, Fabre PH, and Jønsson KA (2014) Resolving deep lineage divergences in core corvoid passerine birds supports a proto-Papuan island origin, Mol. Pylogenet. Evol. 70, 272-285. (abstract)

Chistidis L, and Schodde R (2014), Pitohuinae subfam. nov., in: "The Howard and Morre Complet Checklist of Birds of the World, vol. 2: Passerines" (Dickinson EC, and Christidis L, eds.)", 752 pages. Aves Press Ltd., UK. (link)

Dumbacher JP, and Fleischer RC (2001), Phylogenetic evidence for colour pattern convergence in toxic pitohuis: Müllerian mimicry in birds?, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 268, 1971-76. (abstract)

Johansson US, Pasquet E, and Irestedt M (2011), The New Zealand Thrush: An extinct oriole, PLOS ONE 6, e:24314. (pdf) 

Jønsson KA, Bowie RCK, Norman JA, Christidis L, and Fjeldså J (2007), Polyphyletic origin of toxic pitohui birds suggests widespread occurrence of toxicity in corvoid birds, Biol. Lett. 4, 71-74. (abstract)

Jønsson KA, Bowie RCK, Moyle RG, Irestedt M, Christidis L, Norman JA, and Fjeldså J (2010), Phylogeny and biogeography of Oriolidae, Ecography 33, 232-241. (pdf)

Jonsson KA, Fabre PH, Kennedy JD, Holt BG, Borregaard MK, Rahbek C, and Fjeldså J (2016), A supermatrix phylogeny of corvoid passerine birds (Aves: Corvides), Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 94, 87-94. (abstract) 

Jønsson KA, Reeve AH, Blom MPK, Irestedt M, and Marki PZ (2019a), Unrecognised (species) diversity in New Guinean passerine birds, Emu 119, 233-241. (abstract) 

Jønsson KA, Blom MPK, Marki PZ, Joseph L, Sangster G, Ericson PGP, and Irestedt M (2019b), Complete subspecies-level phylogeny of the Oriolidae (Aves: Passeriformes): Out of Australasia and return, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 137, 200-209. (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) 

McCullough JM, Oliveros CH, Benz BW, Zenil-Ferguson R, Cracraft J, Moyle RG, and Andersen MJ (2022), Wallacean and Melanesian islands promote higher rates of diversification within the global passerine radiation Corvides, Syst. Biol. 71, 1423-39, [and suppl. figure S6]. (free 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, Nat. Commun. 7, e:12709. (free pdf)

Norman JA, Ericson PGP, Jønsson KA, Fjeldså J, and Christidis L (2009), A multi-gene phylogeny reveals novel relationships for aberrant genera of Australo-Papuan core Corvoidea and polyphyly of the Pachycephalidae and Psophodidae (Aves: Passeriformes), Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 52, 488-497. (abstract)

Oliveros CH, Field DJ, Ksepka DT, Barker KF, Aleixo A, Andersen MJ, Alström P, Benz BW, Braun EL, Braun MJ, Bravo GA, Brumfield RT, Chesser RT,  Claramunt S, Cracraft J, Cuervo AM, Derryberry EP, Glenn TC, Harvey MG, Hosner PA, Joseph L, Kimball RT, Mack AL, Miskelly CM, Peterson AT, Robbins MB, Sheldon FH, Silveira LF, Smith BT, White ND, Moyle RG, and Faircloth BC (2019), Earth history and the passerine superradiation, PNAS 116, 7915-25. (pdf) 

Rheindt FE, Wu MY, Movin N, and Jønsson KA (2022), Cryptic species-level diversity in Dark-throated Oriole Oriolus xanthonotus, Bull. Br. Ornithol. Club 142, 254-267. (free pdf)

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)

 Zuccon D, and Ericson PHP (2012), Molecular and morphological evidences place the extinct New Zealand endemic Turnagra capensis in the Oriolidae, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 62, 414-426. (abstract)