This order is represented by the Musophagidae (turacos and go-away-birds), a family confined to Africa.

Genus-level phylogeny of extant Musophagidae according to Perktas et al. (2020)with the distribution of each family being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (Distribution code).


Classification of extant Musophagidae according to Perktas et al. (2020).



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Veron G, and Winney BJ (2000), Phylogenetic relationships within the turacos (Musophagidae), Ibis 142, 446-456. (abstract)