Distinct taxonomic position of the Madagascar stonechat (Saxicola torquatus sibilla) revealed by nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial DNA

@article{Woog2008DistinctTP,
  title={Distinct taxonomic position of the Madagascar stonechat (Saxicola torquatus sibilla) revealed by nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial DNA},
  author={Friederike Woog and Michael Wink and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Javier Ernesto Barreras Gonz{\'a}lez and Barbara Helm},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2008},
  volume={149},
  pages={423-430}
}
Stonechats (genus Saxicola) are passerine birds with an extraordinarily large breeding distribution. Recent studies provide strong evidence that the taxon shows far greater geographic differentiation than originally suspected, with African, Siberian and European stonechats forming distinct, monophyletic groups that have been suggested to be species in their own right. Here, we present additional data on the geographic differentiation among African stonechats, Saxicola torquatus. Nucleotide… CONTINUE READING