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Taxonavigation: Caprimulgiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Classis: Aves
Informal group: Saurornithes
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithurae
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Caprimulgiformes

Familia: Aegothelidae
Genera: Aegotheles – Euaegotheles


Aegothelidae Vigors & Horsfield, 1827


  • Dumbacher, J.P.; Pratt, T.K.; Fleischer, R.C. 2003: Phylogeny of the owlet-nightjars (Aves: Aegothelidae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequence. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 29: 540–549. doi: 10.1016/S1055-7903(03)00135-0
  • Olson, S.L.; Balouet, J.C.; Fisher, C.J. 1987: The owlet-nightjar of New Caledonia, Aegotheles savesi, with comments on the systematics of the Aegothelidae. Le Gerfaut, 77: 341–352. ISSN: 0251-1193 [not seen]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: owlet-nightjars
suomi: Australiankehrääjät
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