Turacos, Go-away-birds, Plantain-eaters
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Relationships after Veron and Winney (2000).
Hughes, J. M. and Baker, A. J. 1999. Phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) resolved using mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Biology and Evolution 16: 1300-1307.
Korzun, L. P., Erard, C., and Gasc, J. P. 2001. Distinctive morphofunctional features of the bill and hyoid apparatus of turacos (Aves, Musophagidae): their relation to frugivory. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences Serie III 324(11):965-977.
Korzun, L. P., Erard, C., Gasc, J. P., and Dzerzhinsky, F. J. 2003. Biomechanical features of the bill and and jaw apparatus of cuckoos, turacos and the hoatzin in relation to food acquisition and processing. Ostrich 74(1-2):48-57.
Turner, D. A. 1997. Family Musophagidae (Turacos). In Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 4. Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and J. Sargatal, eds. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Veron, G. 1999. Phylogeny of turacos (Aves, Musophagidae). Analysis of morphological characters. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 37(1):39-47.
Veron, G. and Winney, B. J. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships within the turacos (Musophagidae). Ibis 142: 446-456.
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