The Cathartiformes are represented by the sole family, Cathartidae (New World vultures and condors), with only seven species.


Timetree of Cathartidae based on Johnson et al. (2016), with the distribution of each taxon being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). 



Johnson, J.A., J.W. Brown, J. Fuchs, and D.P. Mindell (2016), Multi-locus phylogenetic inference among New World vultures (Aves:

Cathartidae), Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 105, 193-199. DOI: (abstract)


King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)