This superorder contains the following orders:

Family-level timetree of extant Pteroclimesites with the distribution of each family being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). The relationships are based on Jarvis et al. (2014),  Prum et al. (2015), and Kuhl et al. (2021). The clade name Pteroclimesites was introduced by Sangster et al. (2022).


Jarvis ED, Mirarab S, Aberer AA, et al. (2014), Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds, Science 346, 1320-1331. (pdf)


Kuhl H, Frankl-Vilches C, Bakker A, Mayr G, Nikolaus G, Boerno ST, Klages S, Timmermann B, and Gahr M (2021), An unbiased molecular approach using 3'UTRs resolves the avian family-level tree of life, Mol. Biol. Evol. 38, 108-127. (pdf)


Prum RO, Berv JS, Dornburg A, Field DJ, Townsend JP, Lemmon EM, and Lemmon AR (2015), A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing, Nature 526, 569-57. (abstract)


Sangster G, Braun EL, Johansson US, Kimball RT, Mayr G, and Suh A (2022), Phylogenetic definitions for 25 higher-level clade names of birds, Avian Res. e:100027. (free reading)