A higher-level taxonomy for hummingbirds

@article{McGuire2008AHT,
  title={A higher-level taxonomy for hummingbirds},
  author={J. McGuire and C. Witt and J. Remsen and R. Dudley and D. Altshuler},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2008},
  volume={150},
  pages={155-165}
}
In the context of a recently published phylogenetic estimate for 151 hummingbird species, we provide an expanded informal taxonomy, as well as a formal phylogenetic taxonomy for Trochilidae that follows the precepts of the PhyloCode, but remains consistent with the hierarchical nomenclature of the Linnaean system. We compare the recently published phylogenetic hypothesis with those of prior higher-level and more taxonomically circumscribed phylogenetic studies. We recommend the recognition of… Expand
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