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John Harshman
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Containing group: Contopini

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The traditional genus Myiophobus is polyphyletic, and its members belong to at least three separate groups (Tello et al. 2009, Ohlson et al. 2008). M. fasciatus is the type species, and so this group retains the name. The other two groups, here and here, will need new names.


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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Scientific Name Myiophobus cryptoxanthus
Location Copalinga Lodge, Zamora-Chinchipe prov., Ecuador
Comments It has a surprisingly restricted range for a bird that likes trashed habitat, found only in eastern Ecuador and northern Peru. It is likely expanding its range do to deforestation. (S5)
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Scientific Name Myiophobus fasciatus
Location Registro, São Paulo, Vale do Ribeira, Brasil
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source FILIPE ( Myiophobus fasciatus )
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Copyright © 2008 Dario Sanches
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