The superorder Strisores is represented only by the order Caprimulgiformes comprising the following families: 

  • Apodidae (Swifts)
  • Hemiprocnidae (Treeswifts)
  • Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
  • Aegothelidae (Owlet-Nightjars)
  • Podargidae (Frogmouths)
  • Nyctibiidae (Potoos)
  • Steatornithidae (Oilbird)
  • Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Timetree of Strisores based on Prum et al. (2015), White et al. (2019), Chen et al. (2019), Chen & Field (2020), and Kuhl et al. (2021), with the distribution of each taxon being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). Interfamiliar divergence times follow Kuhl et al. (2021). 


Timetree of Apodidae, with the distribution of each genus being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). Intergeneric relationships are primarily based on Tietze et al. (2015). The position of the genus Neafrapus is based on Chesser et al. (2018). The position of the Panyptila/Tachornis/Aeronautes clade and the relationships of "Cypseloidinae" and Streptoprocninae are based on Biancalana et al. (2017). The divergence times follow McGuire et al. (2014). 


Cladogram of Caprimulgidae according to the results of White et al. (2016), with the distribution of each family being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). 


Timetree of Trochilidae, with the distribution of each genus being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). Relationships are based on McGuire et al. (2014), with taxonomic changes within Polytminae based on Remsen et al. (2015). Three species (Anopetia gounelliiHylonympha macrocercaSternoclyta cyanopectus) are stilled unplaced. 


Timetree of the trochilid subfamily Trochilinae, with the distribution of each genus being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution code). Relationships are based on McGuire et al. (2014), with taxonomic changes within Trochilini based on Stiles et al. (2017). 


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