Asian barbetsJohn Harshman
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Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
Asian barbets form a monophyletic group (Moyle 2004). The genus Megalaima, however, is not monophyletic because Psilopogon lies within it. The probable solution is to eliminate the monotypic genus, making it Megalaima pyrolophus.
Moyle, R. G. 2004. Phylogenetics of barbets (Aves: Piciformes) based on muclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 30:187-200.
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