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The correct use of the name Scytalopus speluncae (Ménétriés, 1835), and the description of a new species of Brazilian tapaculo (Aves: Passeriformes: Rhinocryptidae)
Scytalopus speluncae was described from a specimen taken at Sao Joao del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Menetries described it as having the throat and the central breast evidently whitish, but sinceExpand
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What really hampers taxonomy and conservation? A riposte to Garnett and Christidis (2017)
Responding to purported taxonomic anarchy, in an article published in the widely read journal Nature , Garnett & Christidis (2017) [hereafter GC] opined on the need for “ standardized global speciesExpand
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Overestimation of vocal characters in Suboscine taxonomy (Aves: Passeriformes: Tyranni): causes and implications
The difference in treatment of vocal features in Oscines and Suboscines passerine birds characterizes a large portion of the current studies on their taxonomy. In the former taxon, vocalization isExpand
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Reassessment of the systematics of the widespread Neotropical genus Cercomacra (Aves: Thamnophilidae)
A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of the family Thamnophilidae indicated that the widespread neotropical genus Cercomacra Sclater, 1858 is polyphyletic. Two non-sister clades in putative CercomacraExpand
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Description of a New Species of Pionopsitta (Aves: Psittacidae) Endemic to Brazil
Abstract A new species from Brazil—Pionopsitta aurantiocephala—is described, which is easily distinguished from the other species of that genus by its completely bare, intensely orange colored head.Expand
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The Brazilian species complex Scytalopus speluncae: how many times can a holotype be overlooked?
The Brazilian species complex Scytalopus speluncae: how many times can a holotype be overlooked?
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Associations between chewing lice (Insecta, Phthiraptera) and albatrosses and petrels (Aves, Procellariiformes) collected in Brazil
Chewing lice were searched on 197 skins of 28 species of procellariiform birds collected in Brazil. A total of 38 species of lice were found on 112 skins belonging to 22 bird species. The lice wereExpand
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Taxonomy and geographic variation of the Synallaxis ruficapilla Vieillot, 1819 species-complex (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae)
AbstractThe species-group composed of the eastern Brazilian taxa Synallaxis ruficapilla Vieillot, 1819, S. infuscata O. M. O. Pinto, 1950, and S. whitneyi Pacheco and Gonzaga, 1995 is particularlyExpand
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Taxonomy and geographic variation of Formicivora serrana (Hellmayr, 1929) and Formicivora littoralis Gonzaga and Pacheco, 1990 (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae)
Formicivora serrana was described by Hellmayr in 1929 from specimens collected in Minas Gerais state, and subspecies F. s. interposita and F. s. littoralis by Gonzaga and Pacheco (1990) fromExpand
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