Phylogenetic position of the Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
2016 (English)In: Journal of Ornithology = Journal fur Ornithologie, ISSN 0021-8375, E-ISSN 1439-0361, Vol. 157, no 3, 913-918 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria is usually placed in a monotypic family or subfamily within the superfamily Certhioidea, with assumed close relationships to Certhia (treecreepers), Sitta (nuthatches) and Salpornis (spotted creepers). Previous studies have suggested that Tichodroma is most closely related to Sitta, alternatively to Salpornis. We analysed the relationships of Tichodroma using two mitochondrial and five nuclear loci. The tree based on concatenated sequences strongly supported a sister relationship between Tichodroma and Sitta, as well as between Salpornis and Certhia. However, species tree analysis (MP-EST) was unable to resolve these relationships, and although the concatenation tree remains the best hypothesis, more data are needed to corroborate this.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 157, no 3, 913-918 p.
Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Systematics, Passeriformes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308281DOI: 10.1007/s10336-016-1340-8ISI: 000382943900024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308281DiVA: diva2:1049284