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Elaenini

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taxon links [up-->]Pseudocolopteryx [up-->]Elaenia [up-->]Phaeomyias [up-->]Myiopagis [up-->]Uromyias [up-->]Serpophaga [up-->]Mecocerculus leucophrys [up-->]Anairetes [up-->]Suiriri [up-->]Culicivora caudacuta [up-->]Polystictus [up-->]Capsiempis flaveola [up-->]Phyllomyias [down<--]Elaeninae Interpreting the tree
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Relationships after Tello et al. (2009), Ohlson et al. (2008), Rheindt et al. (2008).
Containing group: Elaeninae

References

Ohlson, J., J. Fjelds, and P. G. P. Ericson. 2008. Tyrant flycatchers coming out in the open: Phylogeny and ecological radiation of Tyrannidae (Aves, Passeriformes). Zoologica Scripta 37:315-335.

Rheindt, F. E., J. A. Norman, and L. Christidis. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of tyrant-flycatchers (Aves: Tyrannidae), with an emphasis on the elaeniniine assemblage. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 46:88-101.

Tello, J. G., R. G. Moyle, D. J. Marchese, and J. Cracraft. 2009. Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the tyrant flycatchers, cotinga, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannides). Cladistics 25:1-39.

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Scientific Name Mecocerculus leucophrys
Location Abra Barro Negro, Amazonas dept., Peru
Comments A widespread species with several sub-species - this one is sub-species M.l.brunneomarginatus, found 1600-2500m on east slope of the Andes and Maran Valley in humid montane forest and forest edges, including Polylepis woods.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source White-throated Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus leucophrys)
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2009 David Cook Wildlife Photography
Scientific Name Anairetes parulus
Location El Peral, Chile
Comments La mejor que he obtenido de esta avecilla.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Cachudito
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2009 Rodolfo Walker
Scientific Name Myiopagis viridicata
Location along the forest trails north of Sangayta, Nayarit, Mexico
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source WMex09_D-40-0108a
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2009 Jerry Oldenettel
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