Eufalconimorphae is a proposed clade of birds, consisting of passerines, parrots, falcons, caracaras, and forest falcons (but not other raptors).[1] It has whole-genome DNA support.[2] The Eufalconimorphae is noted to produce aerodynamic force during the upstroke of the flight, this is supposed to help create a vertical flight pattern.[3]

Temporal range: Paleocene - Holocene
Common kestrel falco tinnunculus.jpg
Common kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Australaves
Clade: Eufalconimorphae
Suh et al., 2011


  1. ^ Alexander Suh; Martin Paus; Martin Kiefmann; Gennady Churakov; Franziska Anni Franke; Jürgen Brosius; Jan Ole Kriegs; Jürgen Schmitz (2011). "Mesozoic retroposons reveal parrots as the closest living relatives of passerine birds". Nature Communications. 2 (8): 443. doi:10.1038/ncomms1448. PMC 3265382. PMID 21863010.
  2. ^ Jarvis, E. D.; Mirarab, S.; Aberer, A. J.; Li, B.; Houde, P.; Li, C.; Ho, S. Y. W.; Faircloth, B. C.; Nabholz, B.; Howard, J. T.; Suh, A.; Weber, C. C.; Da Fonseca, R. R.; Li, J.; Zhang, F.; Li, H.; Zhou, L.; Narula, N.; Liu, L.; Ganapathy, G.; Boussau, B.; Bayzid, M. S.; Zavidovych, V.; Subramanian, S.; Gabaldon, T.; Capella-Gutierrez, S.; Huerta-Cepas, J.; Rekepalli, B.; Munch, K.; et al. (2014). "Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds" (PDF). Science. 346 (6215): 1320–1331. doi:10.1126/science.1253451. PMC 4405904. PMID 25504713. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  3. ^ Razmadze, Daria, et al. “Anatomy of the Forelimb Musculature and Ligaments of Psittacus Erithacus (Aves: Psittaciformes).” Journal of Anatomy, vol. 233, no. 4, 2018, pp. 496–530., doi:10.1111/joa.12861.

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