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Dendrocolaptidae

Woodcreepers

John Harshman
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taxon links [up-->]Xiphocolaptes [up-->]Dendrocincla [up-->]Lepidocolaptes [up-->]Hylexetastes [up-->]Sittasomus griseicapillus [up-->]Dendrocolaptes [up-->]Xiphorhynchus [up-->]Deconychura [up-->]Drymornis bridgesii [up-->]Glyphorynchus spirurus [up-->]Dendrexetastes rufigula [up-->]Campylorhamphus Monophyly UncertainMonophyly Uncertain[down<--]Furnarii Interpreting the tree
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Relationships after Irestedt et al. (2004).
Containing group: Furnarii

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

For both Lepidocolaptes and Xiphorhynchus, the evidence is not yet strong either for monophyly or non-monophyly.

References

Gill, F. and M. Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Irestedt, M., J. Fjelds?, and P. G. P. Ericson. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of woodcreepers (Aves: Dendrocolaptinae) ? incongruence between molecular and morphological data. Journal of Avian Biology 35:280?288.

Marks, B. D., S. J. Hackett, and A. P. Capparella. 2002. Historical relationships among Neotropical lowland forest areas of endemism as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in the Wedge-billed Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptidae: Glyphorynchus spirurus). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 24:155?167.

Raikow, R. J. 1994. A phylogeny of the woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptinae). Auk 111:104?114.

Raikow, R. J. 1994. Climbing adaptations in the hindlimb musculature of the woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptinae). Condor 96(4):1103-1106.

Tubaro, P. L., D. A. Lijtmaer, M. G. Palacios, and C. Kopuchian. 2002. Adaptive modification of tail structure in relation to body mass and buckling in woodcreepers. Condor 104(2):281-296.

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Scientific Name Xiphorhynchus guttatus
Location Petr?polis, Brasil
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Arapa?u-de-garganta-amarela
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2006 Antonio CBC Lopes
Scientific Name Drymornis bridgesii
Location Ibera Marshes, Argentina
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper (Drymornis bridgesii)
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2006 Lip Kee Yap
Scientific Name Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Location Entre Rios, Argentina
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Narrow-billed woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris)
Source Collection Flickr
ToL Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Lip Kee Yap
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Harshman, John. 2007. Dendrocolaptidae. Woodcreepers. Version 05 December 2007 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Dendrocolaptidae/67992/2007.12.05 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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