Nyctiprogne vielliardi

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: 541

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5311986

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F887A8-FF84-FFBC-06C3-45F7FE5073C8

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Marcus

scientific name

Nyctiprogne vielliardi
status

 

NYCTIPROGNE VIELLIARDI   (LENCIONI- NETO, 1994)

Definition

Previously Chordeiles vielliardi   . It is moved from Chordeiles   into Nyctiprogne   . It is the sister species of N. leucopyga Spix, 1825   .

Diagnosis

Similar to N. leucopyga   , but lacks white tail markings. Very few specimens are known, hence the information on morphology is scarce.

Comments

Genetic evidence in this study shows that C. vielliardi   is not related to other species in Chordeiles   , but belongs in Nyctiprogne   ( Fig. 6 View Figure 6 ), as suggested by Cleere & Nurney (1998).