This superorder is represented by a single order, Gruiformes:  


Krajewski, C., J,T. Sipiorski, and F.E. Anderson (2010), Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequences and the Phylogeny of Cranes (Gruiformes: Gruidae),

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targeted next-generation DNA sequencing. Nature 526, 569-57. (abstract)


Black Crowned-Crane (Balearica pavonina)

Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis)


Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)

Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus)