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[Myrmotherula] part 2

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taxon links Monophyly Uncertain[down<--]Thamnophilidae Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Thamnophilidae


Hackett, S. J. and K. V. Rosenberg. 1990. Comparison of phenotypic and genetic differentiation in South American antwrens (Formicariidae). Auk 107:473-489.

Irestedt, M., J. Fjeldså, J. A. A. Nylander, and P. G. P. Ericson. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of typical antbirds (Thamnophilidae) and test of incongruence based on Bayes factors. BMC Evolutionary Biology 4:23.

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Scientific Name [Myrmotherula] urosticta
Location Reserva da Veracell, Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Myrmotherula urosticta_Band-tailed Antwren
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2008 Ciro Albano
Scientific Name [Myrmotherula] axillaris
Location Thaimaçu, Pará, Brazil
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Source White-flanked Antwren (Myrmotherula axillaris)
Copyright © 2003 Arthur Grosset
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