Shall we chat? Evolutionary relationships in the genus Cercomela (Muscicapidae) and its relation to Oenanthe reveals extensive polyphyly among chats distributed in Africa, India and the Palearctic.

@article{Outlaw2010ShallWC,
  title={Shall we chat? Evolutionary relationships in the genus Cercomela (Muscicapidae) and its relation to Oenanthe reveals extensive polyphyly among chats distributed in Africa, India and the Palearctic.},
  author={Robert K. Outlaw and Gary Voelker and Rauri C K Bowie},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          284-92
        }
}
The genus Cercomela comprises nine arid-adapted terrestrial bird species distributed primarily across the African continent with one species occurring in India. Using mitochondrial genetic data, we reconstructed molecular evolutionary relationships within Cercomela and its relationship to other closely related genera. Included in our analysis were 24 individuals representing all nine Cercomela species and 23 individuals representing 17 of 21 Oenanthe species. In addition, we included… CONTINUE READING

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