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the web of life in southern Africa

Order: Coraciiformes (kingfishers, bee-eaters, rollers)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Tetrapoda (four-legged vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Reptilia (reptiles) > Romeriida > Diapsida > Archosauromorpha > Archosauria > Dinosauria (dinosaurs) > Saurischia > Theropoda (bipedal predatory dinosaurs) > Coelurosauria > Maniraptora > Aves (birds) 

The Coraciiformes also used to contain the hoopoes and hornbills but these have now been placed in separate orders (Upupiformes and Bucerotiformes respectively). 

Families indigenous to southern Africa

Family: Alcedinidae (alcedinid kingfishers)

Family: Dacelonidae (dacelonid kingfishers)

Family: Cerylidae (cerylid kingfishers) 

Family: Meropidae (bee-eaters)

Family: Coraciidae (rollers)