Piciformes

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Piciformes
Temporal range: Early Eocene tae present
Red-crowned woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus rubricapillus) female.jpg
Reid-crouned specht
Melanerpes rubricapillus rubricapillus
female, Tobago
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Clade: Picodynastornithes
Order: Piciformes
Meyer & Wolf, 1810
Suborders an faimilies

For prehistoric taxa, see text

Synonyms

Galbuliformes Fürbringer, 1888

Nine faimilies o lairgely arboreal birds mak up the order Piciformes, the best-kent o them bein the Picidae, that includes the spechts an close relatives.