This superorder, which is also called Caprimulgimorphae, comprises five orders:


Timetree of Strisores based on Chen et al. (2019), Prum et al. (2015), and White et al. (2019), with the distribution of each taxon being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). 



Chen, A., N.D. White, R.B.J. Benson, M.J. Braun, and D.J. Field (2019), Total-evidence framework reveals complex morphological evolution in nightbirds

(Strisores), Diversity 11, 143. DOI:10.3390/d11090143. (pdf)

Hackett, S.J., R.T. Kimball, S. Reddy, R.C.K. Bowie, E.L. Braun, M.J. Braun, J.L. Chojnowski, W.A. Cox, K-L. Han, J. Harshman, C.J. Huddleston, B.D.

Marks, K.J. Miglia, W.S. Moore, F.H. Sheldon, D.W. Steadman, C.C. Witt, and T. Yuri (2008), A phylogenetic study of birds reveals their evolutionary history, Science 320, 1763-1767. (abstract)

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, 569-57. (abstract)

Sangster, G. (2015), A name for the clade formed by owlet-nightjars, swifts and hummingbirds. Zootaxa 799, 1-6. (pdf)

White, N.D., and M.J. Braun (2019), Extracting phylogenetic signal from phylogenomic data: Higher-level relationships of the nightbirds (Strisores). Mol.

Phylogenet. Evol. 141, 106611. DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106611. (abstract)