Eucavitaves is a clade that contains the order Trogoniformes (trogons) and the clade Picocoraciae (a large assemblage of birds that includes woodpeckers, kingfishers, hornbills and hoopoes).[1][2][3][4][5][6] The name refers to the fact that the majority of them nest in cavities.

Eucavitaves
Priotelus temnurus -Matanzas Province, Cuba-8.jpg
Cuban trogon, Priotelus temnurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Cavitaves
Clade: Eucavitaves
Kimball et. al, 2013
Subclades
Cavitaves

Leptosomiformes (cuckoo roller)

Eucavitaves

Trogoniformes (trogons)

Picocoraciae

Bucerotiformes (hornbills and hoopoes)

Picodynastornithes

Coraciiformes (rollers and kingfishers)

Piciformes (woodpeckers and toucans)

Cladogram of Eucavitaves relationships based on Jarvis, E.D. et al. (2014)[6] with some clade names after Yuri, T. et al. (2013)[7] and Kimball 2013.[5]

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ Yuri, T.; et al. (2013). "Parsimony and Model-Based Analyses of Indels in Avian Nuclear Genes Reveal Congruent and Incongruent Phylogenetic Signals". Biology. 2 (1): 419–444. doi:10.3390/biology2010419. PMC 4009869. PMID 24832669.