Eumyias

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Eumyias
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina) on a Kamala (Mallotus philipensis) tree W Picture 145.jpg
Eumyias thalassinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Eumyias
Cabanis, 1850

Eumyias is a genus of birds in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

It contains the following species:[1]

The streak-breasted jungle flycatcher was previously placed in the genus Rhinomyias but was moved to Eumyias when a 2010 molecular phylogenetic study found that Rhinomyias was polyphyletic.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Chats, Old World flycatchers". World Bird List Version 6.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Sangster, G.; Alström, P.; Forsmark, E.; Olsson, U. (2010). "Multi-locus phylogenetic analysis of Old World chats and flycatchers reveals extensive paraphyly at family, subfamily and genus level (Aves: Muscicapidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 57 (1): 380–392. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.07.008. PMID 20656044. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Rasmussen PC & JC Anderton 2005 Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Smithsonian Institution & Lynx Edicions.
  • Del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie D. (editors). (2006). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 84-96553-06-X.