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Taxonavigation: Passeriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Classis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes

Familia: Acanthisittidae
Genera (6): Acanthisitta – Xenicus – ?Traversia – †Dendroscansor – †Kuiornis – †Pachyplichas



  • Ericson, P.G.P.; Christidis, L.; Cooper, A.; Irestedt, M.; Jackson, J.; Johansson, U.S.; Norman, J.A. 2002: A Gondwanan origin of passerine birds supported by DNA sequences of the endemic New Zealand wrens. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B), 269: 235–241. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2001.1877 PDF
  • Sibley, C.G.; Williams, G.R.; Ahlquist, J.E. 1982: The relationships of the New Zealand wrens (Acanthisittidae) as indicated by DNA-DNA hybridisation. Notornis, 29: 113–130. PDF
  • Worthy, T.H.; Hand, S.J.; Nguyen, J.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Worthy, J.; Scofield, R.P.; Boles, W.E.; Archer, M. 2010: Biogeographical and phylogenetic implications of an Early Miocene wren (Aves: Passeriformes: Acanthisittidae) from New Zealand. Journal of vertebrate paleontology, 30: 479–498. doi: 10.1080/02724631003618033

Vernacular names[edit]

English: New Zealand wren
Esperanto: Akantisitedoj
日本語: イワサザイ科
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