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Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsTello et al. (2009) erected a new tribe within Fluvicolinae, Xolmini. Muscipipra has been unsampled by any recent study, but characters of the nasal septum and syrinx (Lanyon 1986) suggest that it belongs somewhere within Fluvicolinae.
Ochthoeca as traditionally composed is polyphyletic (Tello et al. 2009). Most of its species are members of Fluvicolini, where they may or may not form a clade. Four other species are outside Fluvicolini, and for them the name Silvicultrix is available.
Lanyon, W. E. 1986. A phylogeny of the thirty-three genera in the Empidonax assamblage of tyrant flycatchers. Am. Mus. Novit. 2846:1-64.
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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