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Passeroidea
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Diversity of Passeroidea
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Sibley and Ahlquist, 1990[1][verification needed]
Families

Passeroidea' is a superfamily of oscine passerines, containing Basal Passeroidea and Core Passeroidea. This group includes familiar species such as the House Sparrow, Scarlet Tanager, Common Yellowthroat, Ortolan Bunting, Common Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Towhee, Snow Bunting, Canary, White Wagtail, Dunnock and Zebra Finch.

Passeroidea is the largest superfamily of Passerida, containing over 20 families and over 1,500 species.

Description

Taxonomy

Families

References

  1. ^ Sibley, C.G., and J.E. Ahlquist (1990), Phylogeny and Classification of Birds, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.


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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