Reassessment of the systematics of the widespread Neotropical genus Cercomacra (Aves: Thamnophilidae)

@inproceedings{Tello2014ReassessmentOT,
  title={Reassessment of the systematics of the widespread Neotropical genus Cercomacra (Aves: Thamnophilidae)},
  author={Jos{\`e} F. Guerrero Tello and Marcos A. Raposo and John Marshall Bates and Gustavo A Bravo and Carlos Daniel Cadena and Marcos Maldonado-Coelho},
  year={2014}
}
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 Cercomacra were uncovered: (1) the ‘nigricans’ clade (Cercomacra sensu stricto), formed by manu, brasiliana, cinerascens, melanaria, ferdinandi, carbonaria, and nigricans; and (2) the ‘tyrannina’ clade formed by nigrescens, laeta, parkeri, tyrannina, and serva. Sciaphylax was sister to the ‘tyrannina’ clade… CONTINUE READING
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