Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure

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Subject: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy and nomenclayure
From: "John Penhallurick" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:46:49 +1100
Hi Friends,

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.




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