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Subject: Nightjars
From: "John Penhallurick" <>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 11:01:27 +1100
Dear Friends,

I have just finished updatng the genera of Nightjars on my website, in
accordance with the paper by Kin-Lan Han,Robbins & Braun,2010,Molecular
Phylogenetics and  Evolution,doi 10.101016/j.ympev.2010.01.023

I haven't updated the nightjars fully.  I wanted to finish Columbidae then
I'dd update the nightjars next.

To see the revised analysis you can either click on Caprimulgidae in the
Family List, or you need to search on the following generic names:
Caprimulgus, Chordeiles, Hydropsalis, Nyctiprogne, Lurocalis, Antrostomus,
Phalaenoptilus, Siphonorhis, Gactornis, Nyctiphrynus,Lyncornis,

If you look at earlier accounts such as Ridgway,1916 or Cory, 1918, you will
find almost all these genera were being used.  So it looks as if the lumping
most of them into Caprimulgus, and Lyncornis into Eurostopodus were yet
another set of unexplained and unjustified Peters lumps.

Enjoy, it's free.


Dr John Penhallurick

86 Bingley Cres

Fraser A.C.T. 2615



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