Columbimorphae

The superorder Columbimorphae contains the following orders:

Timetree of Columbimorphae, with the distribution of each family being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). The relationships are based on Kuhl et al. (2021). Note, however, that Jarvis et al. (2014), and Prum et al. (2015) placed Cuculidae in different positions. 


References

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. (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), 108-127. msaa191. 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)