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Related to Apodidae: Caprimulgidae, Timaliidae
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Noun1.Apodidae - swiftsApodidae - swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Apodiformes, order Apodiformes - swifts; hummingbirds
swift - a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
genus Apus, Apus - type genus
Chateura, genus Chateura - a genus of Apodidae
Collocalia, genus Collocalia - a genus of Apodidae
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Within the Apodidae, species in the subfamily Cypseloidinae have distinct morphological and reproductive characteristics and are divided into two genera, Cypseloides and Streptoprocne, whose distribution is restricted to the Americas, especially the tropics (Chantier 1999).
Swifts and their relatives form a group called the Apodidae, an ancient group that is thought to have separated from all other birds in the Tertiary (65 million years ago) or Cretaceous period (70 million years ago), about the time Tyrannosaurus died out.
rufescens (Peters, 1878) Rodentia Muridae Mastomys coucha (Smith, 1834) Rodentia Cricetidae Gerbilliscus (Taterona) robustus (Cretzschmar, 1830) Rodentia Bathyergidae Unknown Aves Apodiformes Apodidae Apus affinis (J.