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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Superordo: Caprimulgimorphae
Ordo: Apodiformes

Familia: Apodidae
Subfamilia: Apodinae
Tribus: Collocaliini - Chaeturini - Apodini

Name

Apodinae Hartert, 1897

Type genus: Apus Scopoli, 1777
References
Das Tierreich 1: 80

The Apodinae are a subfamily of swifts and contain the following species:

Tribe Collocaliini - swiftlets

Genus Collocalia

Plume-toed swiftlet (Collocalia affinis)
Grey-rumped swiftlet (Collocalia marginata)
Ridgetop swiftlet (Collocalia isonota)
Tenggara swiftlet (Collocalia sumbawae)
Drab swiftlet (Collocalia neglecta)
Glossy swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta)

Subspecies: C. e. affinis, C. e. elachyptera, C. e. cyanoptila, C. e. vanderbilti, C. e. oberholseri,
C. e. natalis, C. e. septentrionalis, C. e. isonota, C. e. marginata, C. e. bagobo, C. e. spilura,
C. e. manadensis, C. e. esculenta, C. e. minuta, C. e. sumbawae, C. e. perneglecta, C. e. neglecta,
C. e. amethystina, C. e. erwini, C. e. numforensis, C. e. nitens, C. e. misimae, C. e. stresemanni,
C. e. heinrothi, C. e. spilogaster, C. e. tametamele, C. e. becki, C. e. makirensis, C. e. desiderata,
C. e. uropygialis, & C. e. albidior

Satin swiftlet (Collocalia uropygialis)
Bornean swiftlet (Collocalia dodgei)
Cave swiftlet (Collocalia linchi)

Subspecies: C. l. ripleyi, C. l. dodgei, C. l. linchi, & C. l. dedii

Christmas Island swiftlet (Collocalia natalis)
Pygmy swiftlet (Collocalia troglodytes)

Genus Aerodramus sometimes included in Collocalia

Seychelles swiftlet (Aerodramus elaphrus)
Mascarene swiftlet (Aerodramus francicus)
Indian swiftlet (Aerodramus unicolor)
Philippine swiftlet (Aerodramus mearnsi)
Moluccan swiftlet (Aerodramus infuscatus)

Subspecies: A. i. sororum, A. i. infuscatus, & A. i. ceramensis

Sulawesi swiftlet (Aerodramus sororum)
Seram swiftlet (Aerodramus ceramensis)
Mountain swiftlet (Aerodramus hirundinaceus)

Subspecies: A. h. baru, A. h. excelsus, & A. h. hirundinaceus

White-rumped swiftlet (Aerodramus spodiopygius)

Subspecies: A. s. delichon, A. s. eichhorni, A. s. noonaedanae, A. s. reichenowi, A. s. desolatus,
A. s. epiensis, A. s. ingens, A. s. leucopygius, A. s. assimilis, A. s. townsendi, & A. s. spodiopygius

Australian swiftlet (Aerodramus terraereginae)

Subspecies: A. t. terraereginae, & A. t. chillagoensis

Himalayan swiftlet (Aerodramus brevirostris)

Subspecies: A. b. brevirostris, A. b. innominatus, & A. b. rogersi

Indochinese swiftlet (Aerodramus rogersi) sometimes included in A. brevirostris
Volcano swiftlet (Aerodramus vulcanorum) sometimes included in A. brevirostris
Whitehead's swiftlet (Aerodramus whiteheadi)

Subspecies: A. w. whiteheadi, & A. w. origenis

Bare-legged swiftlet (Aerodramus nuditarsus)
Mayr's swiftlet (Aerodramus orientalis)

Subspecies: A. o. leletensis, & A. o. orientalis

Palawan swiftlet (Aerodramus palawanensis)
Mossy-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus salangana) sometimes included in A. vanikorensis

Subspecies: A. s. natunae, A. s. maratua, A. s. aerophilus, & A. s. salangana

Uniform swiftlet (Aerodramus vanikorensis)

Subspecies: A. v. amelis, A. v. palawanensis, A. v. aenigma, A. v. heinrichi, A. v. moluccarum,
A. v. waigeuensis, A. v. steini, A. v. yorki, A. v. tagulae, A. v. coultasi, A. v. pallens, A. v. lihirensis,
A. v. lugubris, & A. v. vanikorensis

Palau swiftlet (Aerodramus pelewensis)
Mariana swiftlet (Aerodramus bartschi)
Island swiftlet (Aerodramus inquietus)

Subspecies: A. i. rukensis, A. i. ponapensis, & A. i. inquietus

Atiu swiftlet (Aerodramus sawtelli)
Tahiti swiftlet (Aerodramus leucophaeus)

Subspecies: A. l. leucophaeus, A. l. ocistus, & A. l. gilliardi

Marquesan swiftlet (Aerodramus ocistus)
Black-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus maximus)

Subspecies: A. m. maximus, A. m. lowi, & A. m. tichelmani

Edible-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus)

Subspecies: A. f. amechanus, A. f. germani, A. f. inexpectatus, A. f. vestitus, A. f. perplexus,
A. f. fuciphagus, A. f. dammermani, & A. f. micans

Germain's swiftlet (Aerodramus germani)
Three-toed swiftlet (Aerodramus papuensis)

Genus Hydrochous

Giant swiftlet (Hydrochous gigas)

Genus Schoutedenapus - African swiftlets

Scarce swift (Schoutedenapus myoptilus)

Subspecies: S. m. poensis, S. m. chapini, & S. m. myoptilus

Tribe Chaeturini - needletails

Genus Mearnsia

Philippine spine-tailed swift (Mearnsia picina)
Papuan spine-tailed swift (Mearnsia novaeguineae)

Subspecies: M. n. buergersi, & M. n. novaeguineae

Genus Zoonavena

Madagascar spinetail (Zoonavena grandidieri)

Subspecies: Z. g. grandidieri, & Z. g. mariae

São Tomé spinetail (Zoonavena thomensis)
White-rumped spinetail (Zoonavena sylvatica)

Genus Telacanthura

Black spinetail (Telacanthura melanopygia)
Mottled spinetail (Telacanthura ussheri)

Subspecies: T. u. ussheri, T. u. sharpei, T. u. stictilaema, & T. u. benguellensis

Genus Rhaphidura

Silver-rumped spinetail (Rhaphidura leucopygialis)
Sabine's spinetail (Rhaphidura sabini)

Genus Neafrapus

Böhm's spinetail (Neafrapus boehmi)

Subspecies: N. b. boehmi, & N. b. sheppardi

Cassin's spinetail (Neafrapus cassini)

Genus Hirundapus

White-throated needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)

Subspecies: H. c. caudacutus, & H. c. nudipes

Purple needletail (Hirundapus celebensis)
Silver-backed needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis)

Subspecies: H. c. rupchandi, H. c. cochinchinensis, & H. c. formosanus

Brown-backed needletail (Hirundapus giganteus)

Subspecies: H. g. indicus, & H. g. giganteus

Genus Chaetura

Band-rumped swift (Chaetura spinicauda)

Subspecies: C. s. aetherodroma, & C. s. spinicaudus

Lesser Antillean swift (Chaetura martinica)
Gray-rumped swift (Chaetura cinereiventris)

Subspecies: C. c. phaeopygos, C. c. occidentalis, C. c. schistacea, C. c. lawrencei, C. c. guianensis,
C. c. sclateri, & C. c. cinereiventris

Pale-rumped swift (Chaetura egregia)
Chimney swift (Chaetura pelagica)
Vaux's swift (Chaetura vauxi)

Subspecies: C. v. vauxi, C. v. tamaulipensis, C. v. gaumeri, C. v. warneri, C. v. richmondi,
C. v. ochropygia, & C. v. andrei

Chapman's swift (Chaetura chapmani)
Mato Grosso swift (Chaetura viridipennis)
Short-tailed swift (Chaetura brachyura)

Subspecies: C. b. brachyura, C. b. praevelox, C. b. cinereocauda, & C. b. ocypetes

Sick's swift (Chaetura meridionalis)
Costa Rican swift (Chaetura fumosa)

Tribe Apodini - typical swifts

Genus Aeronautes

White-throated swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)

Subspecies: A. s. saxatalis, & A. s. nigrior

White-tipped swift (Aeronautes montivagus)

Subspecies: A. m. montivagus, & A. m. tatei

Andean swift (Aeronautes andecolus)

Subspecies: A. a. parvulus, A. a. peruvianus, & A. a. andecolus

Genus Tachornis

Pygmy palm swift (Tachornis furcata)

Subspecies: T. f. nigrodorsalis, & T. f. furcata

Neotropical palm swift (Tachornis squamata)

Subspecies: T. s. semota, & T. s. squamata

Antillean palm-swift (Tachornis phoenicobia)

Subspecies: T. p. iradii, & T. p. phoenicobia

Genus Panyptila

Great swallow-tailed swift (Panyptila sanctihieronymi)
Lesser swallow-tailed swift (Panyptila cayennensis)

Subspecies: P. c. veraecrucis, & P. c. cayennensis

Genus Cypsiurus

Asian palm swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)

Subspecies: C. b. balasiensis, C. b. infumatus, C. b. bartelsorum, & C. b. pallidior

African palm swift (Cypsiurus parvus)

Subspecies: C. p. parvus, C. p. brachypterus, C. p. myochrous, C. p. laemostigma, C. p. hyphaenes,
C. p. celer, & C. p. gracilis

Malagasy palm swift (Cypsiurus gracilis)

Subspecies: C. g. gracilis, C. g. griveaudi

Genus Tachymarptis

Alpine swift (Tachymarptis melba)

Subspecies: T. m. melba, T. m. tuneti, T. m. archeri, T. m. maximus, T. m. africanus, T. m. marjoriae,
T. m. willsi, T. m. nubifugus, T. m. dorabtatai, & T. m. bakeri

Mottled swift (Tachymarptis aequatorialis)

Subspecies: T. a. lowei, T. a. bamendae, T. a. furensis, T. a. aequatorialis, & T. a. gelidus

Genus Apus

Cape Verde swift (Apus alexandri)
Common swift (Apus apus)

Subspecies: A. a. apus, & A. a. pekinensis

Plain swift (Apus unicolor)
Nyanza swift (Apus niansae)

Subspecies: A. n. niansae, & A. n. somalicus

Pallid swift (Apus pallidus)

Subspecies: A. p. brehmorum, A. p. illyricus, & A. p. pallidus

African black swift (Apus barbatus)

Subspecies: A. b. glanvillei, A. b. serlei, A. b. roehli, A. b. hollidayi, A. b. oreobates,
& A. b. barbatus

Forbes-Watson's swift (Apus berliozi)

Subspecies: A. b. berliozi, & A. b. bensoni

Bradfield's swift (Apus bradfieldi)

Subspecies: A. b. bradfieldi, & A. b. deserticola

Malagasy black swift (Apus balstoni)

Subspecies: A. b. mayottensis, & A. b. balstoni

Pacific swift (Apus pacificus)

Subspecies: A. p. pacificus, A. p. kurodae, A. p. salimali, A. p. leuconyx, & A. p. cooki

Salim Ali's swift (Apus salimalii)
Blyth's swift (Apus leuconyx)
Cook's swift (Apus cooki)
Dark-rumped swift (Apus acuticauda)
Little swift (Apus affinis)

Subspecies: A. a. galilejensis, A. a. aerobates, A. a. bannermani, A. a. theresae, A. a. affinis,
& A. a. singalensis

House swift (Apus nipalensis)

Subspecies: A. n. nipalensis, A. n. subfurcatus, A. n. furcatus, & A. n. kuntzi

Horus swift (Apus horus)

Subspecies: A. h. horus, & A. h. fuscobrunneus

White-rumped swift (Apus caffer)
Bates's swift (Apus batesi)
Fernando Po swift (Apus sladeniae)

References
Chantler, Phillip; Driessens, Gerard (2000). Swifts: A Guide to the Swifts and Treeswifts of the World. London: Pica Press. ISBN 1-873403-83-6.
Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

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