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Xiphorhynchus woodcreepers (1 Viewer)

Richard Klim

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Sousa-Nevesa, Aleixo & Sequeira (in press). Cryptic patterns of diversification of a widespread Amazonian Woodcreeper species complex (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) inferred from multilocus phylogenetic analysis: implications for historical biogeography and taxonomy. Mol Phylogenet Evol. [abstract]

Supports recognition of the following species in the Xiphorhynchus pardalotus/ocellatus complex:
  • Xiphorhynchus (ocellatus) ocellatus - Ocellated Woodcreeper
  • Xiphorhynchus (ocellatus) beauperthuysii - ¿Beauperthuy's Woodcreeper? (ref Penhallurick & Aleixo 2008)
  • Xiphorhynchus (ocellatus) chunchotambo - Tschudi's Woodcreeper (already recognised by HBW & IOC, ref Aleixo 2002)
  • Xiphorhynchus pardalotus - Chestnut-rumped Woodcreeper
 
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Peter Kovalik

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Sousa-Nevesa, Aleixo & Sequeira (in press). Cryptic patterns of diversification of a widespread Amazonian Woodcreeper species complex (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) inferred from multilocus phylogenetic analysis: implications for historical biogeography and taxonomy. Mol Phylogenet Evol. [abstract]

Mentioned references:
Batista, R., Aleixo, A., Vallinoto, M., Azevedo, L., Rêgo, P.S., Silveira, L.F., Sampaio, I., Schneider, H. In press. Molecular systematics and taxonomic revision of the Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper complex (Dendrocolaptes certhia: Dendrocolaptidae), with description of a new species from the Xingu-Tocantins interfluve. In: Handbook of the Birds of the World, [J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott e D. Christie, eds.]. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Rodrigues, E. B., Aleixo, A., Whittaker, A., Naka, L. N. In press. Molecular systematics and taxonomic revision of the Lineated Woodcreeper complex (Lepidocolaptes albolineatus: Dendrocolaptidae), with description of a new species from southwestern Amazonia. In: Handbook of the Birds of the World, [J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott e D. Christie, eds.]. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
 

Snapdragyn

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Mentioned references:
Batista, R., Aleixo, A., Vallinoto, M., Azevedo, L., Rêgo, P.S., Silveira, L.F., Sampaio, I., Schneider, H. In press. Molecular systematics and taxonomic revision of the Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper complex (Dendrocolaptes certhia: Dendrocolaptidae), with description of a new species from the Xingu-Tocantins interfluve. In: Handbook of the Birds of the World, [J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott e D. Christie, eds.]. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

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Hmm, looks like this would leave medius isolated from the rest of the concolor group - guessing at least that one is suggested as a split, if not more.

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Rodrigues, E. B., Aleixo, A., Whittaker, A., Naka, L. N. In press. Molecular systematics and taxonomic revision of the Lineated Woodcreeper complex (Lepidocolaptes albolineatus: Dendrocolaptidae), with description of a new species from southwestern Amazonia. In: Handbook of the Birds of the World, [J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott e D. Christie, eds.]. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

So something split from within the range of fuscicapillus. Wonder whether the division is at the Amazon (so a Napo/west Inambari region split) or further east perhaps around the Purus?
 

Richard Klim

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Sousa-Neves et al 2013 pdf

Sousa-Neves, Aleixo & Sequeira (in press). Cryptic patterns of diversification of a widespread Amazonian Woodcreeper species complex (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) inferred from multilocus phylogenetic analysis: implications for historical biogeography and taxonomy. Mol Phylogenet Evol. [abstract]
Mol Phylogenet Evol 68(3): 410–424. [pdf]
 

Richard Klim

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Lesser Woodcreeper

Cabanne, Trujillo-Arias, Calderón, d'Horta & Miyaki (in press). Phenotypic evolution of an Atlantic Forest passerine (Xiphorhynchus fuscus): biogeographic and systematic implications. Biol J Linn Soc. [abstract] [supp info]
Marantz et al 2003 (HBW 8)...
relative to both nominate and tenuirostris, atlanticus is much brighter ochraceous below, with more obvious dark brown edgings on lower throat, and weaker borders to broader streaks, together resulting in more blurred appearance, bill possibly longer;
Ridgely & Tudor 2009 (Birds of South America: Passerines)...
In ne. Brazil has a longer bill, buffier throat; streaking below more faded.
 
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Richard Klim

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Lesser Woodcreeper

Cabanne, Trujillo-Arias, Calderón, d'Horta & Miyaki (in press). Phenotypic evolution of an Atlantic Forest passerine (Xiphorhynchus fuscus): biogeographic and systematic implications. Biol J Linn Soc. [abstract]
Forthcoming...

AOU-SACC Proposal #659 (Cabanne, Nov 2014): Elevate Xiphorhynchus fuscus atlanticus to species rank.

PS. Cabanne et al. [pdf] (free access withdrawn at Wiley)
 
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Richard Klim

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Buff-throated Woodcreeper complex

Rocha, Sequeira, Aleixo, Rêgo, Sampaio, Schneider, Aleixo [sic] & Vallinoto (in press). Molecular phylogeny and diversification of a widespread Neotropical rainforest bird group: the Buff-throated Woodcreeper complex, Xiphorhynchus guttatus / susurrans (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. [abstract]
  • Xiphorhynchus (guttatus) guttatoides - Lafresnaye's Woodcreeper (incl dorbignyanus, eytoni, 'gracilirostris', vicinalis)
  • Xiphorhynchus (guttatus) guttatus - Buff-throated Woodcreeper (incl polystictus, connectens)
AOU-SACC...
135. The relationships among taxa included in Xiphorhynchus susurrans and X. guttatus are complex and need much additional work. Xiphorhynchus susurrans was formerly (e.g., Zimmer 1934d, Phelps & Phelps 1950a, Peters 1951, Meyer de Schauensee 1970) considered conspecific with X. guttatus, but Willis (1983) provided evidence that it should be treated as a separate species; this treatment was followed by Ridgely & Tudor (1994) and AOU (1998); they constitute a superspecies. Xiphorhynchus susurrans had previously been treated as a species by Cory & Hellmayr (1925), who also treated the subspecies polystictus (= sororius) as a separate species; this was considered conspecific with X. guttatus by Zimmer (1934d) and Peters (1951). However, Aleixo (2002) found that treating X. susurrans at the species level makes Xiphorhynchus guttatus paraphyletic with respect to Amazonian guttatoides group of western and southwestern Amazonia (guttatoides, dorbignyianus, eytoni, and vicinalis) and eastern Amazonian guttatus group (guttatus, polystictus, and provisionally, connectens). Marantz et al. (2003) also emphasized that the current assignment of subspecies to either X. susurrans or X. guttatus does not correspond to the boundaries in vocalizations. Furthermore, the eytoni subspecies group was formerly (e.g., Todd 1948, Meyer de Schauensee 1966, 1970) considered a separate species ("Dusky-billed Woodcreeper") from X. guttatus; here it is treated as subspecies of guttatus following Cory & Hellmayr (1925), Zimmer (1934d), Pinto (1937), Peters (1951), and Ridgely & Tudor (1994), but Marantz et al. (2003) noted that this group differed in vocalizations from other taxa included in X. guttatus. Derryberry et al. (2011) found that eytoni was the sister to X. guttatus + X. susurrans. Proposal needed to merge all three into guttatus or recognize eytoni as a species.

Marantz et al 2003 (HBW 8):
 
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