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Galliformes revised (1 Viewer)

Snapdragyn

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I found this interesting, particularly the finding of two Old World species clustering with the New World quail:

Crowe et. al. (2006)

I know I saw a somewhat similar phylogeny recently, but haven't yet tracked that one down again.
 

Richard Klim

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New (/Old) World Quail

I cannot access the Crowe article - which are the two Old World species referenced?
I don't still have a copy of the paper, but the species are Ptilopachus petrosus Stone Partridge and P nahani Nahan's Francolin - reassigned to Odontophoridae by, eg, IOC, TiF.

Richard
 
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Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Galliformes

Yong-Yi Shen et al. 2010. A mitogenomic perspective on the ancient, rapid radiation in the Galliformes with an emphasis on the phasianidae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:132.
Provisional pdf here
 

Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Xian-Zhao Kan, Xi-Feng Li, Zu-Pei Lei, Lei Chen, Hui Gao, Zu-Yu Yang, Jian-Ke Yang, Zhi-Chun Guo, Lei Yu, Li-Qin Zhang and Chao-Ju Qian, 2010. Estimation of divergence times for major lineages of galliform birds: Evidence from complete mitochondrial genome sequences. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9(21), pp. 3073-3078, 24 May, 2010.
Pdf
 

Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Crowe, T. 2010. Phylogenetic affinities of enigmatic African galliforms: the Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus and Latham's and Nahan's 'Francolins' Francolinus lathami and F. nahani. Cladistics 26:206-206. (Abstract). IP 4.929
http://www.fitzpatrick.uct.ac.za/docs/tim.html
Abstract (Szumik & Goloboff, 2010. A summit of cladistics: abstracts of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Willi Hennig Society and VIII Reunión Argentina de Cladística y Biogeografía (pages 202–226)).

Phylogenetic affinities of enigmatic African galliforms: the Stone
Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus and Latham’s and Nahan’s ‘Francolins’
Francolinus lathami and F. nahani. Tim Crowe DST/NRF Centre of
Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology,
University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South
Africa
Nahan’s Francolinus nahani and Latham’s Francolins’ F. lathami
are threatened and poorly known phasianine galliforms endemic to
forests of tropical Africa. They have traditionally been placed
phylogenetically with the widespread Afro/Asian francolins (Fran-
colinus spp. sensu lato). Nahan’s Francolin has been linked to F.
(now Pternistis) squamatus, ahantensis and griseostriatus which form
the implicitly monophyletic Scaly Group’ of francolins, and
Latham’s with F. (now Peliperdix) coqui, schlegelli and albogularis
into the Red-tailed Group’. The monotypic Stone Partridge
Ptilopachus petrosus is restricted to arid rocky areas of the Sahel
savanna, north of the tropical African forests, and has been grouped
tentatively with Asian, partridge-like, forest partridges (Galloperdix
and Bambusicola spp.). Recent, DNA-based phylogenetic research
suggests that Nahan’s Francolin’ is not related to francolins, but is
most closely related to the Stone Partridge and places Latham’s
Francolin with true’ francolins (Francolinus, Peliperdix, Dendroper-
dix and Scleroptila spp.). This study investigates these hypotheses in
greater detail using additional DNA evidence and the behaviour and
vocalizations of these enigmatic phasianine galliforms. We find
overwhelming support for a sister relationship between nahani and
petrosus. They, in turn, are the distantly related sister taxon of the
New World quails (Odontophoridae), and to any other Old World
galliform. Latham’s Francolin is placed with quail-like francolins
(Peliperdix, Dendroperdix and Scleroptila spp.) perhaps closest to
Peliperdix coqui.
 

Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Black Francolin

Maria Riaz, Aleem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Babar, Noreen Akhter, Shahbaz
Muhammad and Imran Khaliq. High Genetic Diversity Revealed by RAPD Markers in the Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus, Galliformes) of Pakistan. Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 43(5), pp. 889-896, 2011.
PDF
 

Richard Klim

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Cohen et al 2012

Crowe, T. 2010. Phylogenetic affinities of enigmatic African galliforms: the Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus and Latham's and Nahan's 'Francolins' Francolinus lathami and F. nahani. Cladistics 26:206-206.
Cohen, Wakeling, Mandiwana-Neudani, Sande, Dranzoa, Crowe & Bowie 2012. Phylogenetic affinities of evolutionarily enigmatic African galliforms: the Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus and Nahan's Francolin Francolinus nahani, and support for their sister relationship with New World quails. Ibis 154(4): 768–780. [abstract]
 
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