Eremiornis carteri Or Not

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Subject: Eremiornis carteri Or Not
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Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:09:43 +0930

Per Alstrom has a very organised website, with his pdfs:

This paper includes Spinifexbird in a genetic aalysis with other Locustellidae:

Alström, P., Fregin, S., Norman, J.A., Ericson, P.G.P., Christidis, L. & 
Olsson, U. 2011. Multilocus analysis of a taxonomically densely sampled dataset 
reveal extensive non-monophyly in the avian family Locustellidae. Molecular 
Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 513–526.   DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.12.012 

 phylogeny of most of the species in the avian passerine family 
Locustellidae is inferred using a Bayesian species tree approach 
(Bayesian Estimation of Species Trees, BEST), as well as a traditional 
Bayesian gene tree method (MrBayes), based on a dataset comprising one 
mitochondrial and four nuclear loci. The trees inferred by the different
 methods agree fairly well in topology, although in a few cases there 
are marked differences. Some of these discrepancies might be due to 
convergence problems for BEST (despite up to 1 × 109 
iterations). The phylogeny strongly disagrees with the current taxonomy 
at the generic level, and we propose a revised classification that 
recognizes four instead of seven genera. These results emphasize the 
well known but still often neglected problem of basing classifications 
on non-cladistic evaluations of morphological characters. An analysis of
 an extended mitochondrial dataset with multiple individuals from most 
species, including many subspecies, suggest that several taxa presently 
treated as subspecies or as monotypic species as well as a few taxa 
recognized as separate species are in need of further taxonomic work.


Eremiornis carteri Or Not

[Nikolas Haass]
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Stephen Ambrose <>,       'birding-aus threads' 


Eremiornis carteri Or Not


Nikolas Haass <>


Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:55:48 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Stephen,

All I can find is "TAX : Spinifexbird is a member of Megalurus [Locustellidae, 
previously Megaluridae] (Christidis & Boles 2008; Alström et al 2011a)" on the 
IOC website

Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

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