A molecular phylogenetic survey of the nightjars and allies (Caprimulgiformes) with special emphasis on the potoos (Nyctibiidae).

@article{Mariaux1996AMP,
  title={A molecular phylogenetic survey of the nightjars and allies (Caprimulgiformes) with special emphasis on the potoos (Nyctibiidae).},
  author={Jean Mariaux and Michael J. Braun},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          228-44
        }
}
A 656-pb fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene was sequenced for six species of Central and South American potoos (genus Nyctibius, Nyctibiidae) as well as for selected representatives of all other caprimulgiform families. Sequence divergence among potoos was much higher (11.1-16.2%) than has typically been observed among congeneric species of birds, suggesting that the species of Nyctibius are quite old. Divergence among families was also quite high (13.7-21.8%), confirming recent… 

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