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A phylogeny of the kingbirds and their allies. American Museum novitates ; no. 2797

Show simple item record Lanyon, Wesley E. en_US 2005-10-06T18:12:36Z 2005-10-06T18:12:36Z 1984 en_US
dc.description 28 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-28. en_US
dc.description.abstract "A phylogeny is developed for those genera of tyrant flycatchers known as the kingbirds and their allies: Pitangus, Megarynchus, Myiozetetes, Conopias, Myiodynastes, Legatus, Empidonomus, Tyrannopsis, and Tyrannus. Monophyly of the assemblage is established by two shared derived character states of the skull. Three putative relatives are excluded from this group: Sirystes sibilator, Machetornis rixosus, and Muscipipra vetula. Generic limits and relationships are determined primarily on the morphology of the syrinx, and secondarily on nesting behavior and external morphology. The enigmatic luteiventris of Sclater (1858) is retained in Myiozetetes on the basis of syringeal morphology and nesting behavior. Although possessing some unique morphological and behavioral characteristics, Legatus is shown to be closely allied with Myiozetetes. Three new monotypic genera are recognized: Phelpsia for Conopias inornata, Philohydor for Pitangus lictor, and Griseotyrannus for Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus. A classification of the 12 genera recognized in this assemblage might reasonably follow this sequence, based on the relationships demonstrated here: Tyrannus, Empidonomus, Griseotyrannus, Tyrannopsis, Megarynchus, Conopias, Myiodynastes, Myiozetetes, Legatus, Philohydor, Pitangus, and Phelpsia"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2797 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2797, 1984 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tyrannus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tyrannidae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tyrannidae en_US
dc.title A phylogeny of the kingbirds and their allies. American Museum novitates ; no. 2797 en_US
dc.title.alternative Kingbirds and allies en_US
dc.type text en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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