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Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsTello et al. (2009) erected a new family Rhynchocyclidae (here reduced to a subfamily within Tyrannidae, while their subfamilies are demoted to tribes). The group has also been called Pipromorphinae. Tello et al. did not include Platyrhynchus, Tachuris, or Neopipo in their group, though the first two were placed just outside it. The relationship of Neopipo to Platyrhynchus, and thus to Rhynchocyclinae, appears in the analyses of Ohlson et al. (2008) and Rheindt 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.
Rheindt, F. E., J. A. Norman, and L. Christidis. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of tyrant-flycatchers (Aves: Tyrannidae), with an emphasis on the elaenine assemblage. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 46:88-101.
Tello, J. G., and J. M. Bates. 2007. Molecular phylogenetics of the Flatbill and Tody-tyrant assemblage of Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae). Auk 124:134-154.
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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