Fourfold polyphyly of the genus formerly known as Upucerthia, with notes on the systematics and evolution of the avian subfamily Furnariinae.

@article{Chesser2007FourfoldPO,
  title={Fourfold polyphyly of the genus formerly known as Upucerthia, with notes on the systematics and evolution of the avian subfamily Furnariinae.},
  author={R. Terry Chesser and F. Keith Barker and Robb Thomas Brumfield},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          1320-32
        }
}

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