New World barbets
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Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
The New World barbets may not be monophyletic. Semnornis may be more closely related to toucans (Ramphastidae) than to other New World barbets (Moyle 2004), or it may be the sister group of all New World barbets and toucans (Prum 1988).
Moyle, R. G. 2004. Phylogenetics of barbets (Aves: Piciformes) based on muclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 30:187-200.
Prum, R. O. 1988. Phylogenetic interrelationships of the barbets (Aves: Capitonidae) and toucans (Aves: Ramphastidae) based on morphology with comparisons to DNA-DNA hybridization. Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society 92:313-343.
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