The superorder Columbimorphae contains the following orders:

Timetree of Columbimorpha, with the distribution of each family being indicated by t,he colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). The relationships are based on Jarvis et al. (2014), and Prum et al. (2015).



Jarvis, E.D., S. Mirarab, A.A. Aberer, et al. (2014), Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds, Science 346, 1320-1331.


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)