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Menurida
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Menurida diversity.
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Menurida
Sharpe, 1891
Families

Menurida is an infraorder of passerine birds. It includes the lyrebirds and scrub-birds. It is sister to Climacterida, Meliphagida, Pomatostomida, Corvida and Passerida.

Description

Taxonomy

DNA studies and other evidence show that the lyrebirds and scrub-birds are each other's closest relatives.[1]

Within Sibley and Ahlquist's parvorder Corvida, they erected the superfamily Menuroidea, containing the lyrebirds and scrub-birds in their family Menuridae, and bowerbirds in the separate family,

Based on John Boyd III (2009)Template:TiFCorvidtree:

Passeriformes

Menurida


Menuridae




Atrichornithidae





Species

Species of Menura in TiF order
Family

Subfamily • Tribe

Genus

Author

Common name Ref
  Menuridae

Menura
Lyrebird TiF

Albert's Lyrebird

Menura alberti
Bonaparte, 1850
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Decrease2
Lower risk,
NT
Status iucn3.1 NT

IUCN[2]


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Species of Atrichornis in TiF order
Family

Subfamily • Tribe

Genus

Author

Common name Ref
  Atrichornithidae

Atrichornis
Scrub-bird TiF

References

  1. ^ Lill, Alan (2003). "Lyrebirds". In Perrins, Christopher. The Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds. Firefly Books. pp. 453–5. ISBN 1-55297-777-3. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Menura aberti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
Hemipus picatus This article is part of Project Bird Taxonomy, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every order, family and other taxonomic rank related to birds.
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