Neomorphinae

The Neomorphinae are a subfamily of the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. Members of this subfamily are known as New World ground cuckoos, since most are largely terrestrial and native to the Americas.[1] Only Dromococcyx and Tapera are more arboreal, and these are also the only brood parasitic cuckoos in the Americas, while the remaining all build their own nests.

Neomorphinae
Temporal range: Early Oligocene to recent
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Greater roadrunner
(Geococcyx californianus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Subfamily: Neomorphinae
Shelley, 1891
Genera

Dromococcyx
Geococcyx
Morococcyx
Neomorphus
Tapera

GeneraEdit

Image Genus Living Species
  Dromococcyx Wied-Neuwied, 1832
  Geococcyx Wagler, 1831
  Morococcyx P.L. Sclater, 1862
  Neomorphus Gloger, 1827
  Tapera Thunberg, 1819

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Myers, P. R.; Parr, C. S.; Jones, T.; Hammond, G. S.; Dewey, T. A. "Neomorphinae (New World ground cuckoos)". Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan. Retrieved 2009-08-12.