Liocichla

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Liocichla
Liocichla phoenicea - Chiang Mai.jpg
Scarlet-faced liocichla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Liocichla
Swinhoe, 1877
Species

L. phoenicea
L. ripponi
L. omeiensis
L. steerii
L. bugunorum

The liocichlas are a group of birds in the genus of the same name, Liocichla, from the Leiothrichidae family. They are found in Asia from India to China. They belong to a clade also containing at least the Leiothrix, the barwings, the minlas and the sibias. Among these, they are an early offshoot, or basal lineage.[1]

Speciation in the group is thought to have begun with the ancestral species originating somewhere in southern China, making L. steerii the basal species. The lineage consisting of L. ripponi and L. phoenicea are thought to have had a split in the Pleistocene (0.07–1.88 Ma) with a similar split of the other lineage leading to L. bugunorum and L. omeiensis separated by the Hengduan mountains.[2]


L. steerii





L. omeiensis



L. bugunorum





L. phoenicea



L. ripponi




Phylogeny of the genus.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cibois, Alice (2003): Mitochondrial DNA Phylogeny of Babblers (Timaliidae). Auk 120(1): 1-20. DOI: 10.1642/0004-8038(2003)120[0035:MDPOBT]2.0.CO;2 HTML fulltext without images Archived 2015-10-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Mays, Herman L; McKay, Bailey D; Tietze, Dieter Thomas; Yao, Cheng-Te; Miller, Lindsey N; Moreland, Kathleen N; Lei, Fumin (2015). "A multilocus molecular phylogeny for the avian genus Liocichla (Passeriformes: Leiothrichidae: Liocichla)". Avian Research. 6. doi:10.1186/s40657-015-0025-y. open access publication – free to read

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Liocichla at Wikimedia Commons