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Phylogeny of woodcreepers of the genus Lepidocolaptes (Aves, Furnariidae), a widespread Neotropical taxon

Authors

  • Enrique Arbeláez-Cortés,

  • Adolfo G. Navarro-Sigüenza,

  • Jaime García-Moreno


Corresponding author: Enrique Arbeláez-Cortés, Museo de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias and Posgrado en Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-399, México D.F. 04510, México. E-mail: enriquearbelaez@gmail.com
Adolfo G. Navarro-Sigüenza, Museo de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-399, México D.F. 04510, México. E-mails: adolfon@ciencias.unam.mx
Jaime García-Moreno, Amphibian Survival Alliance, PO Box 20164, 1000 HD Amsterdam, The Netherlands. E-mail: jaime.garciamoreno@iucn.org

Abstract

Arbeláez-Cortés, E., Navarro-Sigüenza, A. G. & García-Moreno J. (2012). Phylogeny of woodcreepers of the genus Lepidocolaptes (Aves, Furnariidae), a widespread Neotropical taxon. —Zoologica Scripta, 41, 363–373.

Phylogeny of woodcreepers of the genus Lepidocolaptes (Aves, Furnariidae), a widespread Neotropical taxon. The phylogeny of the genus Lepidocolaptes was reconstructed based on three mitochondrial DNA regions and one nuclear DNA intron, using Bayesian analysis. A general pattern of diversification among the lowland species followed by the diversification of highland species, and a close relationship among montane species with the two Atlantic Forest endemics, seem to depict the history of this genus. Results also showed that the two Mesoamerican species are sister-taxa with high support. Finally, our data also suggest the existence of previously unknown intraspecific genetic structure within some taxa, especially among populations of Lepidocolaptes souleyetii.

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