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Kingdom  Animalia
Clade  Coraciimorphae
Higher classification  Coraciimorphae
Phylum  Chordata
Scientific name  Eucavitaves
Clade  Eucavitaves Kimball et. al, 2013
Lower classifications  Coraciiformes, Trogon, Piciformes, Hornbill, Woodpecker

Eucavitaves is a clade that contain the order Leptosomatiformes (cuckoo roller) and the clade Cavitaves (a large assemblage of birds that includes woodpeckers, kingfishers and trogons). The name refers to the fact that the majority of them nest in cavities.

Cladogram of Eucavitaves relationships based on Jarvis, E.D. et al. (2014) with some clade names after Yury, T. et al. (2013).


Eucavitaves Wikipedia

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