This order comprises three families:
Timetree of Apodiformes, with the distribution of each taxon being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). Family interrelations are based on Prum et al. (2015).
Timetree of Apodidae, with the distribution of each genus being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour 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).
Timetree of Trochilidae, with the distribution of each genus being indicated by the colour-code used throughout this website (see Distribution colour code). Relationships are based on McGuire et al. (2014), with taxonomic changes within Polytminae based on Remsen et al. (2015). Three species (Anopetia gounellii, Hylonympha macrocerca, Sternoclyta 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 colour code). Relationships are based on McGuire et al. (2014), with taxonomic changes within Trochilini based on Stiles et al. (2017).
hybridization in deep phylogenies of hummingbirds, swifts
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