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Peter Kovalik

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Some interesting articles from Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, (a connection is very slow sometimes).
The CAJViewer can be used to open and read files that are part of the China Academic Journals database.

LUO Xu, QU Yan-Hua, YIN Zuo-Hua, LEI Fu-Min, 2009. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY OF BABBLERS (TIMALIIDAE). Vol.34(3).
Abstract:
  Babblers comprise 284 species,half of which are distributed in China. Because of their diverse morphology and ecological habits,the systematics of babblers has been particularly difficult and remains many uncertainties. To clarify our understanding of these birds,phylogenetic relationships of babblers were constructed using DNA sequences of one mitochondrial gene (Cyt b) and one nuclear gene (RAG-1).The results indicated that the Timaliidae consist of 2 disjunct lineages: Garrulax,Minla,Liocichla,Leiothrix,Heterophasia,Stachyris,Pomatorhinus,Yuhina,Zosterops and some species from Alcippe formed one clade;Paradoxornis,Rhopophilus,Sylvia and other species from Alcippe formed the other clade. The monophyly of Garrulax,Alcippe,Paradoxornis,Yuhina and Stachyris were not supported in this study. Zosterops,Rhopophilus and Sylvia were proved belonging to Timaliidae,while Y. zantholeuca,Pteruthius and Panurus biarmicus did not belong to this group. We also found that Pnoepyga pusilla may not be a babbler species.

PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18455
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=694&mid=18455


LIU Zhu, YANG Chun-Wen, TIAN Heng-Jiu, JIN Jian-Li, JIN Zhi-Min, JU Yong-Fu, 2010. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIP AMONG 18 PREDATORY BIRDS BASED ON CHD GENE SEQUENCES. Vol.35(2).
Abstract:
In this study, CHD gene intron sequences of 18 species of predatory birds were compared and analyzed. CHD-W and CHD-Z gene polymorphisms are different. CHD-W gene is not suitable for interspecies phylogenetics studies. Based on amplification sequences of the CHD-Z gene, NJ and ML trees were constructed. Falconidae has the distant relationship with the other predatory birds. Accipitridae and Falconiformes close genetic relationship. Circus spilonotus is inconsistent with the traditional morphological classification. Asio otus, Otus bakkamoena, Otus flammeolus andMegascops kennicottiin have different classification status between NJ and ML trees. The difference of the CHD-W gene size in Strigiformes and Falconiformes support the morphological classification, and CHD-Z sequence analysis of the results significantly different.

PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=9673
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=430&mid=9673


XIANGYU Jing-Gong, MA Zhi-Jun, YANG Lan, CHEN Jia-Kuan, 2009. PROGRESS IN INFRASPECIFIC TAXONOMY OF DUNLIN CALIDRIS ALPINA. Vol.34(3).
Abstract:
  Dunlin,Calidris alpina,is one of the widespread waders in north hemisphere. It is named because of its black belly in the breeding plumage. Up to 11 subspecies have been nominated and ten of them have been recognized after reviewed by Greenwood (1986) and Engelmoer and Roselaar (1998). The subspecies of dunlin differ not only in their geographical distribution and plumage characters,morphometrics,but in the patterns of moult and the frequency distribution of mitochondrial DNA haplotype as well. The differences among dunlin populations made it one of the best objects in the study of population diversity. In this paper,taxonomic characters and taxonomic system of dunlin subspecies were introduced. Moreover,Infraspecific taxonomy of dunlin in non-breeding period was epitomized. For identifying subspecies in non-breeding grounds,ringing recoveries and the frequency distribution of mitochondrial DNA haplotype are used more often than plumage characters,morphometrics and the patterns of moult. So far it is not sure that how many subspecies are distributing in China. Further studies are needed to answer this question.

PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18462
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=694&mid=18462


WEN Long-Ying, BAO Xin-Kang, WANG Liu-Chen, LIU Nai-Fa, 2009. STUDY ON THE TAXONOMY AND GENETIC DIVERGENCE OF ITHAGINIS. Vol.34(1).
Abstract:
  The phylogenetic relationships of Ithaginis should belong to Phasianini or Perdicini, monotype genus or multi-type genus have been remained controversy.We analyzed the sequence of Cyt b gene 6 individual in 3 subspecies of the Ithaginis.Comparison typical Perdicini (Alectoris, Coturnix, Tetraogallus) and typical Phasianini (Phasianus, Chrysolophus, Syrmaticus) in Phasianidae, the Phylogenetic tree showed that Ithaginis should be classified into Phasianini.According to their distribution, the theory of multi-subspecies centre, geographic history, changed evironment and the time of molecular clock, that the ancestors of Ithaginis might have origin in Hengduan Mountain Region during early Pliocene.Considing the divergence of the subspecies, we discovered that the difference among these three subspecies of Ithaginis were 4.1%-7.2%.Compared with species of other genera, the genetic divergence among the three subspecies of Ithaginis was up to distinct species, which is in consistent with the morphological difference.

PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18396
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=692&mid=18396


PAN Qiao-Wa, LEI Fu-Min, YIN Zuo-Hua, ZHAO Hong-Feng, GAO Xue Bin, WANG Hong Jian, Anton Krištín, 2006. PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF SOME TURDINAE BIRDS BASED ON NUCLEAR C-MOS GENE SEQUENCES. Vol.31(4).
Abstract:
  In this study, we investigated phylogenetic relationships within the subfamily of Turdinae (Passeriformes, Muscicapidae) based on analysis of c-mos gene sequences.21 species in 11 genera from Turdinae were analyzed, and Bombycilla garrulous was selected as the outgroup.Altogether 572 bp gene fragments from these species were obtained, in which 111 variable sites and 71 parsimony informative sites were identified.We reconstructed the phylogenetic tree of Turdinae following the neighbor-joining, maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood method.The three phylogenetic trees generated nearly identical topologies.The species examined in this study clustered to two clades in the phylogenetic trees.The first clade included Turdus and Zoothera.The second clade included Phoenicurus, Chaimarrornis, Rhyacornis, Monticola, Saxicola, Tarsiger, Enivurus, Luscinia and Copsychus. The genusPhoenicurus was paraphyletic forming a well supported clade with the addition of two monotypic genera (Rhyacornis and Chaimarrornis).The genus Tarsiger was sister to Enivurus first, and then clustered withLuscinia.Turdus mupinensis was out of the two genera Turdus and Zoothera, forming a single clade.

PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=17935
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=683&mid=17935

YANG Shu-Juan, LEI Fu-Min, YIN Zuo-Hua, 2006. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY OF ROSEFINCHES AND ROSE BUNTING (PASSERIFORMES, FRINGILLIDAE, UROCYNCHRAMIDAE). Vol.31(3).
Abstract:
  Phylogeny of 13 Carpodacus species and Urocynchramus pylzowi were analyzed based on mitochondrial cytochrome b and c-myc genes. The results show that Carpodacus is polyphyletic andCarpodacus nipalensis is closely related to Leucosticte tephrocotis, being an outlier from Carpodacusgroup. This study support the view that Urocynchramus is distantly related to Carpodacus group andUragus, and should belong to its own family, the Urocynchramidae by using both nuclear and mitochondrial genes.
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=17884
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=682&mid=17884

WEN Long-Ying, RUAN Lu-Zhang, LIU Nai-Fa, 2006. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF TRAGOPAN. Vol.31(3).
Abstract:
  Like many pheasant species, Tragopan show sexual dimorphism with the males having colorful plumage and a wide range of ornamentation, but they are similar to partridges in other traits such as molt patterns tail (from center to outside) and the short tail relative to the wings. Because of sharing characteristics with both Galliform groups, Tragopans are classified as partridges by some authors and pheasants by some others. In this study we set out to sequence the cytochrome b-gene of 19 species pheasants.and took the sequence for those 22 species from GenBank.We amplified 828 base pairs using the PCRtechnique. Primers designed by ourselves were based upon Galliform sequence data. Neighbor-joining method (NJ-tree) and Minimum evolution method (ME-tree) were used to analyse cytochrome bsequences with Anhima cornuta and Kachuga dhongoka as outgroups.Fifteen genera of Phasianidae are divided into two groups, partridges and pheasants. The analysis of the structure of the mtDNAphylogenetic trees based on the 33 Galliforms species and 2 outgroups, suggested that Tragopanbelong to the Phasianini. We do not support the monophyly of Phasianidae.We suggest that taxonomic criteria for Phasianidae would be better based on the body color than based on the tail length and its molt patterns, and Tragopan belong to Physianini is more reasonable.

PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=17886
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=682&mid=17886

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YANG Lan, LEI Fu-Min, 2009. MORPHOLOGICAL TAXONOMY, FAUNA AND ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF BIRDS IN CHINA. Vol.34(2).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18421
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=693&mid=18421

WEN Long-Ying, BAO Xin-Kang, JIN Yuan-Ting, LIU Nai-Fa, 2009. PHYLOGENETIC OF TETRAOPHASIS OBSCURUS AND TETRAOPHASIS SZECHENYII INFERREND FROM MITOCHONDRIAL CYTOCROME B GENE. Vol.34(2).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18415
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=693&mid=18415

DAI Chuan-Yin, ZHANG Rui-Ying, YIN Zuo-Hua, LEI Fu-Min, 2010. RECOGNIZING SPECIES OF PARIDAE BY DNA BARCODES. Vol.35(4).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=13230
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=553&mid=13230

LEI Fu-Min, YANG Lan, 2009. A REVIEW OF DNA TAXONOMY AND PHYLOGENY OF BIRDS IN CHINA. Vol.34(2).
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=693&mid=18420

RUAN Lu-Zhang, WEN Long-Ying, ZHANG Li-Xun, LIU Nai-Fa, 2009. PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF TETRAOGALLUS. Vol.34(1).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18376
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=692&mid=18376

HE Fen-Qi, SONG Dao-Jun, JIN Xin, PENG Yong-An, GUO, 2009. MORE INFO ON THE TYPE LOCALITY OF THE SICHUAN PARTRIDGE. Vol.34(4).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18540
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=695&mid=18540

DONG Lu, ZHANG Yan-Yun, 2011. INTRASPECIFIC TAXONOMY STUDY OF SILVER PHEASANT LOPHURA NYCTHEMERA. Vol.36(2).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=15250
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=610&mid=15250

HE Fen-Qi, SHEN You, ZHANG Ming, 2008. ANNOTATION ON THE TYPE LOCALITY OF THE SICHUAN PARTRIDGE. Vol.33(3).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18315
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=690&mid=18315

BAO Xin-Kang, LIU Nai-Fa, GU Hai-Jun, ZHOU Xiao-Wen, 2008. A REVIEW OF THE PHYLOGENETIC RESEARCHES ON GAMEBIRDS (AVES, GALLIFORMES).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18332
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=691&mid=18332

ZHOU Fang, JIANG Ai-Wu, 2008. A NEW SUBSPECIES OF THE COLLARD HILL-PARTRIDGE. Vol.33(4).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18350
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=691&mid=18350

ZHANG Shu-Xia, YANG Xiao-Jun, YANG Lan, YANG Jun-Xing, 2008. APPLICATION OF NUCLEAR GENES IN AVIAN MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS. Vol.33(1)
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18203
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=688&mid=18203

ZHANG Cheng-An, DING Chang-Qing, 2008. 18.THE DISTRIBUTION PATTERN OF THE GALLIFORMES IN CHINA. Vol.33(2).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18248
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=689&mid=18248

ZHANG Qiang, ZOU Fa-Sheng, ZHANG Min, HUANG Jun-Hui, 2010. THE DISTRIBUTION PATTERN OF THE BABBLERS (TIMALIIDAE) IN CHINA. Vol.35(1).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=8924
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=411&mid=8924

LIANG Gang, ZHANG Wei, LEI Fu-Min, YIN Zuo-Hua, HU, 2007. COMPARISON OF CYT B AND COⅠ GENE SEQUENCES FROM 15 SPECIES IN PASSERIFORMES. Vol.32(3).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18096
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=686&mid=18096

YANG Xiao-Jing, YIN Zuo-Hua, LEI Fu-Min, 2007. MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF TWO CHINESE BULBUL (PYCNONOTUS SINENSIS) SUBSPECIES WITHIN CHINA MAINLAND. Vol.32(3).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=18097
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=686&mid=18097
 

Richard Klim

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Blood Pheasant

WEN Long-Ying, BAO Xin-Kang, WANG Liu-Chen, LIU Nai-Fa, 2009. STUDY ON THE TAXONOMY AND GENETIC DIVERGENCE OF ITHAGINIS. Vol.34(1).
Considing the divergence of the subspecies, we discovered that the difference among these three subspecies of Ithaginis were 4.1%-7.2%.Compared with species of other genera, the genetic divergence among the three subspecies of Ithaginis was up to distinct species, which is in consistent with the morphological difference.
I can't seem to access the pdf at the moment, but I wonder which three subspecies were sampled?

Madge & McGowan 2002 (Pheasants...) notes that two (but perhaps three) subspecies clusters are identifiable: the green-winged cruentus group; and the red-winged sinensis group (including berezowskii, beicki, michaelis).
 

Peter Kovalik

Well-known member
Slovakia
I can't seem to access the pdf at the moment, but I wonder which three subspecies were sampled?

Madge & McGowan 2002 (Pheasants...) notes that two (but perhaps three) subspecies clusters are identifiable: the green-winged cruentus group; and the red-winged sinensis group (including berezowskii, beicki, michaelis).

Subspecies in this study:
Ithaginis cruentus berezowskii
Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus
Ithaginis cruentus geoffroyi
 

Richard Klim

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Blood Pheasant

Subspecies in this study:
Ithaginis cruentus berezowskii
Ithaginis cruentus tibetanus
Ithaginis cruentus geoffroyi
Thanks, Peter.

Madge & McGowan also note that the cruentus group comprises western subspecies (cruentus, tibetanus, kuseri, marionae) - with some red on head and breast; and north/east subspecies (rocki, clarkei, geoffroyi) - with ear tufts, and less red.

So, Wen et al have sampled a subspecies from each of the three possible clusters.
 

Roy'N

Well-known member
DONG Lu, ZHANG Yan-Yun, 2011. INTRASPECIFIC TAXONOMY STUDY OF SILVER PHEASANT LOPHURA NYCTHEMERA. Vol.36(2).
PDF: http://www.zootax.com.cn/admin/downfile.aspx?id=15250
Abstract: http://www.zootax.com.cn/viewmulu_en.aspx?qi_id=610&mid=15250

Abstract: Moreover, we discovered that some assumed subspecies do not deserve the status of subspecies due to the overlap of morphological traits and absence of unambiguous geological limits.

Can someone please say what subspecies?
 
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