This superorder comprises the following orders:
Timetree of Australaves according to the results of Jarvis et al. (2014), Prum et al. (2015), and Kuhl et al. (2021), with the distribution of each clade being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). The divergence times follow Kuhl et al. (2021).
Jarvis, E.D. et al. (2014), Whole-genome analysis resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds, Science 346, 1320-1331. (pdf)
Kuhl, H., C. Frankl-Vilches, A. Bakker, G. Mayr, G. Nikolaus, S.T. Boerno, S. Klages, B. Timmermann, and M. Gahr (2021), An unbiased molecular approach
using 3'UTRs resolves the avian family-level tree of life, Mol. Biol. Evol. 38(1), 108-1271. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msaa191. (pdf)
Prum, R.O., J.S. Berv, A. Dornburg, D.J. Field, J.P. Townsend, E.M. Lemmon, and A.R. Lemmon (2015), A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using
targeted next-generation DNA sequencing, Nature 526, 569-57. (abstract)