Bucerotiformes

This order comprises the following four families: 

  • Upupidae (hoopoes)
  • Phoeniculidae (Wood hoopoes and scimitarbills)
  • Bucorvidae (Ground hornbills)
  • Bucerotidae (hornbills)

 

Phylogeny of Bucerotiformes based on Gonzalez et al. (2019) and Tamashiro et al. (2019). The distribution of each family is indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). Please note that a dated phylogeny hasn´t been provided by These authors. 

References

Gonzalez, J.-C.T., B.C. Sheldon, N.J. Collar, and J.A. Tobias (2013), A comprehensive molecular phylogeny for the hornbills (Aves: Bucerotidae), Mol.

Phylogenet. Evol. 67, 468-483. (pdf)

Tamashiro, R.A., N.E. White, M.J. Braun, B.C. Faircloth, E.L. Braun and R.E. Kimball (2019), What are the roles of taxon sampling and model fit in tests of

cyto-nuclear discordance using avian mitogenomic data?, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 130, 132-144. (pdf)

 

Writhed Hornbill, (Rhabdotorrhinus leucocephalus),

Rufous Hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax)

Rufous Hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax)