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Polyphyly of Campylorhamphus, and description of a new genus for C. pucherani (Dendrocolaptinae)

The Auk

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Abstract

We investigated the phylogenetic relationships of Campylorhamphus pucherani using DNA sequences from three mitochondrial genes and a nuclear intron, as well as 84 morphological characters from the skeleton, the integument, and the musculature. The molecular phylogeny indicated that C. pucherani is not part of Campylorhamphus; instead, it is the sister species to Drymornis bridgesii, in a clade that also contains Lepidocolaptes. The morphological phylogeny also placed C. pucherani in a clade that contains Drymornis and Lepidocolaptes. Using a morphometric analysis of size and shape diversity, we demonstrated that the inclusion of C. pucherani in Drymornis would create an excessively heterogeneous genus compared with other dendrocolaptine genera. Because no generic name is available for C. pucherani, we describe the new genus Drymotoxeres for this species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Polyphyly of Campylorhamphus, and description of a new genus for C. pucherani (Dendrocolaptinae)
Series title:
The Auk
Volume
127
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
The American Ornithologies' Union
Publisher location:
Berkeley, CA
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
10 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
430
Last page:
439
Number of Pages:
10