I received a few days ago a very interesting paper by Ahlström et al. (2013)
Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex
morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species
diversity Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (2013) 1043?1056.
This demonstartes a new seuqence for the family of Larks (Alaudidae) and the
transfer of several species to different genera. Here is the new sequence,
with comments on reallallocation of species to different genera.
Indian Short-toed Lark Alaudula raytal
Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudula rufescens
Asian Short-toed Lark Alaudula cheleensis
Athi Short-toed Lark Alaudula athensis
All 4 species were previously placed in Calandrella.
Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunni
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti
Tibetan Lark Melanocorypha maxima
Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica
Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Erlanger's Lark@ Calandrella erlangeri
Red-capped Lark Calandrella cinerea
Blanford's Lark Calandrella blanfordi
Somali Short-toed Lark Calandrella somalica
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
I'll stop here so as not to make the email too big, and I conclude the
account in another email.
If anyone would like the paper, let me know.
Dr John Penhallurick
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