are among the smallest of passerines. They are in the genus Auriparus of which the Verdin is the only member. Small bird, small genus. It is in the family Remizidae consisting of European tits. These relationships are illustrated by the following list of genera and species in the Remizidae family.
Genus: Remiz
European Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)
Black-headed Penduline Tit (Remiz macronyx)
Chinese Penduline-tit (Remiz consobrinus)
White-crowned Penduline-tit (Remiz coronatus)
Genus: Anthoscopus
African Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus caroli)
Forest Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus flavifrons)
Southern Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus minutus)
Mouse-coloured Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus musculus)
Yellow Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus parvulus)
Sennar Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus punctifrons)
Genus: Cephalopyrus
Fire-capped Tit (Cephalopyrus flammiceps)
Genus: Auriparus
Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps)
Genus: Pholidornis
Tit-hylia (Pholidornis rushiae)