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Taxonavigation: Apterygiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Palaeognathae
Ordo: Apterygiformes

Familia: Apterygidae
Genus: Apteryx
Species (5): A. australis – A. haastii – A. mantelli – A. owenii – A. rowi


Apteryx Shaw, 1813: pls. 1057, 1058

Type species: Apteryx australis Shaw, 1813

  • Fixation: monotypy


  • Shaw, G.K. & Nodder, F.P. 1789–1813. The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature. Nodder & Co., London. 24 vols., unnumbered pages in 287 parts. BHL Reference page
  • Heath, A.C.G. 2010. A review of ectoparasites of Apteryx spp. (kiwi) in New Zealand, with new host records, and the biology of Ixodes anatis (Acari: Ixodidae). Tuhinga: Records of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 21: 147–159. ISSN: 1173-4337
  • Worthy, T.H., Worthy, J.P., Tennyson, A.J.D., Salisbury, S.W., Hand, S.J. & Scofield, R.P. 2013. Miocene fossils show that kiwi (Apteryx, Apterygidae) are probably not phyletic dwarves. Pp. 63-80 in: Göhlich, U.B. & Kroh, A. (eds.), Paleornithological Research 2013: Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Vienna, 2012. Verlag des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Vienna, 2013. ResearchGate Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Ківі (птушка)
български: Киви (птица)
Deutsch: Kiwis
English: Kiwi
Esperanto: Apterigo
español: Kiwi
français: Kiwi
עברית: קיווי
日本語: キーウィ属
lietuvių: Kiviai
norsk: Kivier
polski: Kiwi
português: quiuí, quivi
русский: Киви (птица)
ไทย: นกกีวี
中文: 奇異鳥
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