Long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus, copyright Francis C. Franklin.

Belongs within: Sylvioidea.

The Aegithalidae, long-tailed tits, are a group of small birds found in the Holarctic and Oriental regions with a more or less elongate tail, short rounded wings and a short bill.

    |  i. s.: Psaltria exilis JT12
    |–Leptopoecile Severtsov 1873 JT12, B94 [Leptopoecilinae]
    |    |–L. elegans JT12
    |    `–L. sophiae JT12
    `–+–Psaltriparus Bonaparte 1850 JT12, B94 [Psaltriparidae]
       |    `–P. minimus JT12
       `–Aegithalos Hermann 1804 JT12, M02 [Aegithalinae]
            |–+–A. concinnus JT12
            |  `–A. leucogenys JT12
            `–+–+–A. iouschistos BKB15
               |  `–+–A. caudatus (Linnaeus 1758) BKB15, M02 [=Parus caudatus M02]
               |     |    |–A. c. caudatus T89
               |     |    `–A. c. japonicus T89
               |     `–A. glaucogularis BKB15
               `–+–A. niveogularis BKB15
                  `–+–A. bonvaloti BKB15
                     `–+–A. fuliginosus BKB15
                        `–A. sharpei BKB15

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1–281.

[BKB15] Burleigh, J. G., R. T. Kimball & E. L. Braun. 2015. Building the avian tree of life using a large-scale, sparse supermatrix. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 53–63.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[M02] Mlíkovský, J. 2002. Cenozoic Birds of the World. Part 1: Europe. Ninox Press: Praha.

[T89] Takeshita, N. 1989. Nihon no Yachoo. Kogakukan: Tokyo.

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