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Paridae, Remizidae, Aegithalidae (1 Viewer)

Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Chuanyin DAI, Kai CHEN, Ruiying ZHANG, Xiaojun YANG, Zuohua YIN, Hengjiu TIAN, Zhiming ZHANG, Yan HU, Fumin LEI, 2010. Molecular phylogenetic analysis among species of Paridae, Remizidae and Aegithalos based on mtDNA sequences of COI and cyt b. Chinese Birds 2010, 1(2) 112-123.
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Acrocephalus

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Historical biogeography of tits (Paridae, Remizidae)

Tietze D. T. & Borthakur U. 2012. Historical biogeography of tits (Aves: Paridae, Remizidae). Organisms Diversity & Evolution Doi: 10.1007/s13127-012-0101-7
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Richard Klim

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Paridae

Forthcoming...

Johansson, Ekman, Bowie, Halvarsson, Ohlson, Price & Ericson (in press). A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. [SMNH]

[Related thread: Chickadees/Tits]
 

Richard Klim

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Johansson et al

Forthcoming...
Johansson, Ekman, Bowie, Halvarsson, Ohlson, Price & Ericson (in press). A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. [SMNH]
Abstract:
The avian family Paridae (tits and chickadees) contains c. 55 species distributed in the Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropic and Indomalaya. The group includes some of the most well-known and extensively studied avian species, and the evolutionary history, in particular the post-glacial colonization of the northern latitudes, has been comparably well-studied for several species. Yet a comprehensive phylogeny of the whole clade is lacking. Here, we present the first complete species phylogeny for the group based on sequence data from two nuclear introns and one mitochondrial gene for 67 taxa of Paridae. Our results strongly support the inclusion of the Fire-capped Tit (Cephalopyrus flammiceps), currently placed in the Remizidae, as the basalmost member of the Paridae. The Yellow-browed Tit (Sylviparus modestus) and the Sultan Tit (Melanochlora sultanea) constitute the next two sequential branches whereas the remaining tits falls into two large clades, one of which contains the seed hoarding and nest excavating species. The indicated clades within these two groups are largely congruent with recent classifications, but several unforeseen relationships are indicated, such as non-monophyly of the Sombre Tit (Poecile lugubris) and the Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris), as well as non-monophyly of both the African grey and the African black tits. Further, our results support a close relationship between the White-fronted Tit (Parus semilarvatus) and the varied Tit (Poecile varius) as well as a close relationship between the White-naped Tit (Parus nuchalis) and the Yellow-cheeked and Black-lored tits (Parus spilonotus and P. xanthogenys). We propose a new classification that is in accordance with this phylogeny.
Caspian Tit Poecile (lugubris) hyrcanus, Asian Marsh Tit P (palustris) brevirostris?
 
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Richard Klim

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Johansson et al

Forthcoming...
Johansson, Ekman, Bowie, Halvarsson, Ohlson, Price & Ericson (in press). A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. [SMNH]
Published online...

Johansson, Ekman, Bowie, Halvarsson, Ohlson, Price & Ericson (in press). A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. [abstract]

Proposed classification...
  • Cephalopyrus flammiceps
  • Sylviparus modestus
  • Melanochlora sultanea
  • Periparus rufonuchalis, P rubidiventris, P ater
  • Pardaliparus venustulus, P elegans, P amabilis
  • Lophophanes cristatus, L dichrous
  • Baeolophus wollweberi, B inornatus, B ridgwayi, B bicolor, B atricristatus
  • Sittiparus varius, S semilarvatus
  • Poecile superciliosus, P lugubris, P davidi, P palustris, P hyrcanus, P hypermelaenus, P montanus, P carolinensis, P atricapillus, P gambeli, P sclateri, P cinctus, P hudsonicus, P rufescens
  • Cyanistes teneriffae, C caeruleus, C cyanus
  • Pseudopodoces humilis
  • Parus major, P monticolus
  • Machlolophus nuchalis, M holsti, M xanthogenys, M spilonotus
  • Melaniparus guineensis, M leucomelas, M niger, M carpi, M albiventris, M leuconotus, M funereus, M rufiventris, M pallidiventris, M fringillinus, M fasciiventer, M thruppi, M griseiventris, M cinerascens, M afer
PS. Of course, the reference in the abstract to non-monophyly of Marsh Tit concerns Black-bibbed Tit Poecile (palustris) hypermelaenus, not P p brevirostris.
 
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Richard Klim

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Does this mean they don't endorse weigoldicus, aplonotus, minor and cinereus?
Poecile montanus tentatively includes songarus, affinis, stoetzneri and weigoldicus.

Parus xanthogenys aplonotus was sampled, but there's no explicit suggestion of support for a split.

Parus major tentatively includes minor, cinereus and bokharensis.
 
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Richard Klim

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Caspian Tit

Richard, as one of the key results (from a WP perspective!), I assume this one is well sampled and supported?
Johansson et al...
Our data strongly support monophyly of a clade containing the Rusty-breasted Tit (Poecile davidi), P. palustris, P. montanus, and their purported relatives, as well as a subspecies of the Sombre Tit (P. lugubris hyrcanus), but that species limits within this group need to be studied in more detail. ... The taxon hyrcanus, which has usually been considered to be a subspecies of P. lugubris, also appear to be closer to montanus–songarus complex as suggested by Harrap and Quinn (1996) based on similarities in voice and breeding biology. It is clear that the entire palustris /montanus complex, as outlined in this study, is in need of an extensive study to clarify relationships and species boundaries.
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Poecile lugubris lugubris and Poecile lugubris hyrcanus are not sisters. As noted above, the Caspian Tit P. l. hyrcanus is part of the montanus/palustris complex, whereas the Sombre Tit (P. l. lugubris) appears in a more basal position within the Poecile.
 

Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Published online...

Johansson, Ekman, Bowie, Halvarsson, Ohlson, Price & Ericson (in press). A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. [abstract]

Proposed classification...

IOC Updates Diary:
Aug 16 Revise generic classification of Paridae to follow Johansson et al 2013
Aug 16 Move Cephalopyrus from Remizidae to Paridae
Aug 16 Accept Caspian Tit
 

Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Alex Ball, René E Van Dijk, Steve Dorus, Tamás Székely. Sexual conflict predicts the evolution of sexual dimorphism in a diverse avian family, the Penduline tits (Remizidae). XIV Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Lisbon, 2013.
Summary here
 

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