Hydropsalis heterurus, (TODD, 1915)

Sigurðsson, Snorri & Cracraft, Joel, 2014, Deciphering the diversity and history of New World nightjars (Aves: Caprimulgidae) using molecular phylogenetics, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170 (3), pp. 506-545: 542

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12109

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5311992

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F887A8-FF83-FFBB-068F-47F2FDC87418

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Marcus

scientific name

Hydropsalis heterurus
status

 

HYDROPSALIS HETERURUS (TODD, 1915)  

Definition

Previously Caprimulgus parvulus heterurus   . It is elevated to full species status and is the sister species of Hydropsalis parvulus   (formerly C. p. parvulus   ).

Diagnosis

Small, brownish-grey, with broad buff neck collar and a white throat patch. White tips on outermost primaries and tail feathers. Very similar to H. parvulus   , but more extensive white markings near the tips of the feathers. There is 5% divergence in ND2 sequences between H. heterurus   and H. parvulus   .

Comments

Genetic evidence in this study supports splitting H. parvulus   into two phylogenetic species along subspecies lines ( Fig. 7 View Figure 7 ). This is congruent with the taxonomic modifications of Cleere (2010), based on observations on the morphology and vocalizations of the two taxa. Both species are placed in the genus Hydropsalis   , as discussed earlier.