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Category:Sphenoeacus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Sphenoeacus

Description

A single species from southern Africa: Cape Grassbird Sphenoeacus afer. Recent molecular studies indicate that this species is one of a group of African warblers which includes the Sylvietta Crombecs, Rockrunner Achaetops pycnopygius, Victorin's Warbler Cryptillus (or Bradypterus) victorini, and Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans (Beresford et al. 2005). It is therefore placed in the new family Macrosphenidae.

Taxonomy

Sphenoeacus is a genus in the family Macrosphenidae.
It was formerly placed in the family Sylviidae.


Genus Sphenoeacus viewedit
S. afer Cape Grassbird

References

Beresford P, Barker FK, Ryan PG & Crowe T M 2005. African endemics span the tree of songbirds (Passeri): molecular systematics of several evolutionary ‘enigmas’. Proc. R. Soc. B 272, 849–858.

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