Accipitriformes

This order comprises three families:

  • Sagittariidae
  • Pandionidae
  • Accipitridae

Timetree of Accipitriformes (Sagittariidae, Pandionidae and accipitrid subfamilies) based on Mindell et al. (2018), with the distribution of each taxon being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). 

 


Timetree of the accipitrid subfamilies Accipitrinae and Buteoninae based on Mindell et al. (2018), with the distribution of each taxon being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). 

References

Amaral, F.S.R., F.H. Sheldon, A. Gamauf, E. Haring, M. Riesing, L.F.  Silveira, and A. Wajntal (2008), Patterns and processes of

diversification in a widespread and ecologically diverse avian group, the buteonine hawks (Aves, Accipitridae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 53, 703-715. DOI: 10.16/j.ympev.2009.07.020. (abstract)

Barrowclough, G.F., J.G. Groth, J.E. Lai, and S.M. Tsang (2014), The phylogenetic relationships of the endemic genera of Australo-

Papuan hawks, J. Raptor Res. 48, 36-43. DOI: 10.3356/JRR-13-33. (abstract)

Breman, F.C., K. Jordaens, G. Sonet, Z.T. Nagy, J. Van Houdt, and M. Louette (2013), DNA barcoding and evolutionary relationships in

Accipiter Brisson, 1760 (Aves, Falconiformes: Accipitridae) with a focus on African and Eurasian representatives, J. Ornithol. 154, 265-287. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-012-0892-5. (abstract)

Lerner, H.R.L., M.C. Llaver, and D.P. Mindell (2008), Molecular phylogenetics of the buteonine birds of prey (Accipitridae), Auk 304,

304-315. DOI: 10.1525/auk.2008.06161. (abstract)

Lerner, H., L. Christidis, A. Gamauf, C. Griffiths, E. Haring, C.J. Huddleston, S. Kabra, A. Kocum, M. Krosby, K. Kvalo, D. Mindell, P.

Rasmussen, N. Rov, R. Wadleigh, M. Wink, and J. Ove Gjershaug (2017), Phylogeny and new taxonomy of the Booted Eagles (Accipitriformes: Aquilinae), Zootaxa 4216, 301-320. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4216.4.1. (pdf)

Mindell, D.P., J. Fuchs, and J.A. Johnson (2018), Phylogeny, taxonomy, and geographic diversity of diurnal raptors: Falconiformes,

Accipitriformes, and Cathartiformes, In: Sarasola, J.H. et al., Birds of prey, Chapter 1, 3-32. Springer.  (abstract)

Nagy, G., and J. Tökölyi (2014), Phylogeny, historical biogeography and the evolution of migration in accipitrid birds of prey (Aves:

Accipitriformes), Ornis hungarica, 22(1), 15-35. DOI: 10.2478/orhu-2014-0008. (pdf)

Oatley, G., R.E. Simmons, and J. Fuchs (2015), A molecular phylogeny of the harriers (Circus, Accipitridae) indicate the role of long

distance dispersal and migration in diversification, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 85, 150-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.01.013.
 (abstract)