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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4093.2.9

A revised classification of the Icteridae (Aves) based on DNA sequence data

J. V. JR. REMSEN, ALEXIS F. L. A. POWELL, RICHARD SCHODDE, F. KEITH BARKER, SCOTT M. LANYON

Abstract


The higher-level classification of the New World blackbirds (Icteridae; Aves) has remained relatively stable for nearly a half-century, with most currently used classifications (e.g. Sibley & Monroe 1990; Jaramillo & Burke 1999; Fraga 2011; Remsen et al. 2015) following Blake’s (1968) delimitation and sequence of genera in the Peters Check-list of Birds of the World series. Early molecular studies (e.g., Lanyon 1992, 1994; Johnson & Lanyon 1999; Price & Lanyon 2002; Cadena et al. 2004) produced only minor modifications.

 


Keywords


Aves, Icteridae

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