Otidimorphae

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Otidimorphans
Temporal range:
Eocene - Holocene, 34–0 Ma
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha2.jpg
Chestnut-breasted malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Columbaves
Clade: Otidimorphae
Wagler, 1830
Orders

The Otidimorphae are a clade of birds that contains the orders Cuculiformes (cuckoos), Musophagiformes (turacos), and Otidiformes (bustards) identified in 2014 by genome analysis.[1] While the bustards seem to be related to the turacos, other genetic studies have found the cuckoos to be more related to bustards than either group of them is to turacos.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jarvis, E.D.; et al. (2014). "Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds". Science. 346 (6215): 1320–1331. doi:10.1126/science.1253451. PMC 4405904Freely accessible. PMID 25504713. 
  2. ^ Ericson, P. G.P; Anderson, C. L; Britton, T.; Elzanowski, A.; Johansson, U. S; Kallersjo, M.; Ohlson, J. I; Parsons, T. J; Zuccon, D.; Mayr, G. (2006). "Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils". Biology Letters. rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org. 2 (4): 543–547. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0523. PMC 1834003Freely accessible. PMID 17148284. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  3. ^ Hackett, S. J.; Kimball, R. T.; Reddy, S.; et al. (2008). "A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History" (PDF). Science. 320 (5884): 1763–1768. doi:10.1126/science.1157704. PMID 18583609.