Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Members removed from the Falconiformes. Raptors (Accipitriformes) are a basal member of the Core Landbirds clade. New World vultures are a deep basal split and sister to the rest of the Accipitriformes (Prum et al. 2015). Three families, the monospecific Sagittaridae from Africa, and two with members in Australia, the monospecific Pandionidae (Osprey) and the much larger Accipitridae with over 250 species in 66 genera of which 19 species from 13 genera are recorded in Australia.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
AVES 15-Oct-2020 ADDED