Taxonomy of the Turaco
 
Class:
Order:
Family:
Aves
Musophagiformes
Musophagidae (23 species)
Sub-families:

Corithaeolinae (1 species)

Musophaginae (15 species, including two Musophaga species)

Criniferinae (3 species, including two Crinifer species)

Genus:

Corythyola (1 species)

Tauraco (14 species)

Ruenzorornis (1 species)

Musophaga (2 species)

Corythaixoides (3 species)

Crinifer (2 species)

Thirty-eight forms are currently recognised, including sub-speciation.

Super Species

(i) Tauraco persa, T. schuetti, T. fischeri, T. corythaix

(ii) Tauraco erythrolophus, T. bannermani

(iii) Tauraco leucottis, T. hartlaubi

(iv) Musaphaga violacia, M. rossae

(v) Corythaix concolour, C. personatus

(vi) Crinifer piscator, C. zonourus

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