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Superorder Neognathae


Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix)
Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix)
Source: http://crimson.hrz.tu-chemnitz.de/~jul/np/nphome.htm

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Knapp, Robbin D. 2002. "Superorder Neognathae". In Robb's Online Multimedia Database of Animals and Plants. Jan. 16, 2002.

Orders of the Superorder Neognathae (Birds with "Recent Jaws")

According to Howard/Moore
  1. Sphenisciformes (penguins)
  2. Gaviiformes (loons [Am.], divers [Br.])
  3. New!Podicipediformes (grebes)
  4. Procellariformes (tube-nosed swimmers, tubenoses)
  5. Odontopterygiformes (bony-tooths and false-toothed birds) extinct
  6. Pelecaniformes, Pelicaniformes (pelicans and allies)
  7. Ciconiiformes (herons and allies)
  8. Anseriformes (waterfowl)
  9. Falconiformes (birds of prey, raptors)
  10. Galliformes (fowl-like birds, gallinaceous birds)
  11. Diatrymiformes (Diatryma) extinct
  12. Gruiformes (cranes, rails and allies)
  13. Charadriiformes (waders, gulls and auks)
  14. Columbiformes (pigeons and allies)
  15. Psittaciformes (parrots and allies)
  16. Cuculiformes (cuckoos and allies)
  17. Strigiformes (owls)
  18. Caprimulgiformes (goatsuckers)
  19. Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds)
  20. Coliiformes (mousebirds, colies)
  21. Trogoniformes (trogons)
  22. Coraciformes (kingfishers and allies)
  23. Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies)
  24. Passeriformes (perching birds)
    Suborders (4 in all):
    • Passeres (oscines, songbirds)

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