This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
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The traditional genus Myiophobus is polyphyletic (Tello et al. 2009, Ohlson et al. 2008), and this fragment will need a new name. The old name appears in brackets as a placeholder. The genus name goes with the type species, M. fasciatus, here.
Ochthoeca, in addition to being polyphyletic (several traditional species forming the genus Silvicultrix, outside Fluvicolini) may also be paraphyletic, including Tumbezia and even "[Myiophobus], part 2", though support is weak (Tello et al. 2009, Ohlson et al. 2008).
Ohlson, J., J. Fjeldså, 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.
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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