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Isleria, a new genus of antwren (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae)

Zootaxa

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Abstract

A comprehensive molecular phylogenetic analysis of the family Thamnophilidae indicated that the genus Myrmotherula is not monophyletic. The clade composed of M. guttata and M. hauxwelli is only distantly related to other members of the genus and should be removed from Myrmotherula. The phenotypic distinctiveness of the clade argues against merging it with its sister group Thamnomanes and no generic name is available for the guttata-hauxwelli clade. Consequently, we describe the genus Isleria for these two species, and designate Myrmothera guttata as its type species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Isleria, a new genus of antwren (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae)
Series title:
Zootaxa
Volume
3195
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
7 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Zootaxa
First page:
61
Last page:
67
Number of Pages:
7