Molecular phylogeny of the manakins (Ayes: Passeriformes: Pipridae), with a new classification and the description of a new genus

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Jan I. Ohlson, Jon Fjeldså, Per G. P. Ericson

The phylogenetic relationships within the manakin family (Pipridae) were investigated with sequence data from three nuclear introns and one mitochondrial protein-coding gene. This study confirms a sister group relationship between Neopelminae and Piprinae. We also find support for dividing the Piprinae into two principal clades: Ilicurini and Piprini. The genera Pipra and Chloropipo are found to be polyphyletic. Chloropipo species are placed in three different clades, including two species in an unresolved position alongside Ilicurini and Piprini. We propose a new classification of the family, where the most important modifications include recognizing the genus Ceratopipra for five species formerly placed in Pipra and the erection of a new genus for Chloropipo holochlora. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)796-804
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

    Research areas

  • Systematics, Molecular phylogeny, Chloropipo, Classification, Paraphyly

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