African Barbets are in the family Lybiidae consisting of the following two subfamilies, 42 species and seven genera.

Subfamily Lybiinae
Genus Gymnobucco
Naked-faced Barbet, Gymnobucco calvus
Bristle-nosed Barbet, Gymnobucco peli
Sladen's Barbet, Gymnobucco sladeni
Grey-throated Barbet, Gymnobucco bonapartei
Genus Stactolaema
White-eared Barbet, Stactolaema leucotis
Anchieta's Barbet, Stactolaema anchietae
Whyte's Barbet, Stactolaema whytii
Green Barbet, Stactolaema olivacea
Genus Pogoniulus - tinkerbirds
Speckled Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus scolopaceus
Western Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus coryphaeus
Moustached Green-tinkerbird, Pogoniulus leucomystax
African Green-tinkerbird, Pogoniulus simplex
Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus atroflavus
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus subsulphureus
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus bilineatus
White-chested Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus makawai
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus chrysoconus
Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Pogoniulus pusillus
Buccanodon - Yellow-spotted Barbet
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui
Genus Tricholaema
Hairy-breasted Barbet, Tricholaema hirsuta
Red-fronted Barbet, Tricholaema diademata
Miombo Barbet, Tricholaema frontata
Pied Barbet, Tricholaema leucomelas
Spot-flanked Barbet, Tricholaema lacrymosa
Black-throated Barbet, Tricholaema melanocephala
Lybius (12 species)
Banded Barbet, Lybius undatus
Vieillot's Barbet, Lybius vieilloti
White-headed Barbet, Lybius leucocephalus
Chaplin's Barbet or Zambian Barbet, Lybius chaplini
Red-faced Barbet, Lybius rubrifacies
Black-billed Barbet, Lybius guifsobalito
Black-collared Barbet, Lybius torquatus
Brown-breasted Barbet, Lybius melanopterus
Black-backed Barbet, Lybius minor
Double-toothed Barbet, Lybius bidentatus
Bearded Barbet, Lybius dubius
Black-breasted Barbet, Lybius rolleti

Subfamily Trachyphoninae
Genus Trachyphonus (6 species)
Yellow-billed Barbet, Trachyphonus purpuratus
Crested Barbet, Trachyphonus vaillantii
Yellow-breasted Barbet, Trachyphonus margaritatus
Red-and-yellow Barbet, Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
D'Arnaud's Barbet, Trachyphonus darnaudii
Usambiro Barbet, Trachyphonus usambiro