This superorder comprises three orders:

Timetree of Otidimorphae, with the distribution of each family being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). The relationships are based on Jarvis et al. (2014), which differ from Prum et al. (2015) in that Cuculidae instead of Musophagidae are considered basal.



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, 569-573. (abstract)