Among the more curious forms of other land-birds may be especially mentioned the Megapodiidae, Lipoa and Talegallus, the rail Tribonyx and Pedionomus, which represents the otherwise palaeotropical Turnices in Australia.
Bucerotinae, hornbills, palaeotropical; Irrisorinae, wood hoopoes, Ethiopian.
The pythons (q.v.) are restricted to the palaeotropical and Australian regions, with the sole exception of Loxocemus bicolor in southern Mexico.
Palaearctic and palaeotropical with the exception of Madagascar; not in the Australian region.