Taxon profile


Caprimulgiformes Ridgway, 1881

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  superorder Neognathae

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

family Caprimulgidae Vigors, 1825 - nightjars
family Nyctibiidae Chenu & Des Murs, 1851 - potoos
family Aegothelidae Bonaparte, 1853 - owlet-nightjars
family Podargidae Bonaparte, 1838 - frogmouths
family Steatornithidae Bonaparte, 1842 - oilbird

Fossil taxa

family Archaeotrogonidae Wetmore, 1926 inc.sed.
family Fluvioviridavidae Mayr, 2005 inc.sed.
genus Protocypselomorphus Mayr, 2005 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [0d878f38-ade9-49de-bb82-72c2f4d3aad6]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Caprimulgiformes]
Data retrieved on: 7 February 2015
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Caprimulgiformes]

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extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon