This superfamily comprises only a single family, the Trogonidae (trogons). 


Timetree of Trogonidae based on Oliveros et al., 2019. The distribution of each taxon is indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). 


Oliveros, C.H., M.J. Andersen, P.A. Hosner, W.M. Mauck, F.H. Sheldon, J. Cracraft, and R.G. Moyle (2019), Rapid Laurasian diversification of pantropical

bird family during the Oligocene-Miocene transition, Ibis doi: 10.1111/ibi.12707. (abstract)

Tamashiro, R.A., N.D. White, M.J. Braun, B.C. Faircloth,, E.L. Braun, and R.T. 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, 132-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.008. (abstract)


 Pharomachrus auriceps (Golden-headed Quetzal), male (Foto: Mary Yalda)


Pharomachrus auriceps (Golden-headed Quetzal), female

Pharomachrus auriceps, (Golden-headed Quetzal), male

Pharomachrus auriceps (Golden-headed Quetzal), female (Foto: Mary Yalda)

Green-backed Trogon (Trogon viridis), female (Foto: Carolin Pfeiffer)