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Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
Traditionally, Conopophagidae includes only the single genus Conopophaga. But it has recently been discovered that Pittasoma, traditionally assigned to the family Formicariidae (ground antbirds), is actually the sister group of Conopophaga, and so belongs here (Rice, 2005a, b).
Rice, N. H. 2005a. Phylogenetic relationships of antpitta genera (Passeriformes: Formicariidae). Auk 122(2):673-683.
Rice, N. H. 2005b. Further Evidence for Paraphyly of the Formicariidae (Passeriformes). Condor 107(4):910-915.
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- First online 05 December 2007
- Content changed 05 December 2007
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Harshman, John. 2007. Conopophagidae. Version 05 December 2007 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Conopophagidae/110659/2007.12.05 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/