Nyctiprogne, BONAPARTE, 1857

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: 539

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

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scientific name

Nyctiprogne
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NYCTIPROGNE BONAPARTE, 1857  

Type species

Nyctiprogne leucopyga (Spix, 1825)   .

Definition

The clade containing N. leucopyga   and all species that share a more recent common ancestor with N. leucopyga   than with Hydropsalis albicauda   , H. anomalus   , H. candicans   , H. cayennensis   , H. climacocerca   , H. decussatus   , H. forcipata   , H. heterurus   , H. longirostris   , H. lyra   , H. maculicaudus   , H. parvulus   , H. roraimae   , H. ruficervix   , H. segmentata   , H. torquata   , H. whitelyi   , Lurocalis rufiventris   , L. semitorquatus   , Nyctidromus albicollis   , N. anthonyi   , N. derbyanus   , N. hirundinaceus   , N. merrilli   , and N. nigrescens   , or with species in other nightjar genera such as Antrostomus   , Caprimulgus   , Chordeiles   , Eurostopodus   , Gactornis   , Lyncornis   , Macrodipteryx   , Nyctiphrynus   , Phalaenoptilus   , Podager   , Siphonorhis   , or Veles   .

Included species

Nyctiprogne latifascia ( Friedmann, 1945)   , Nyctiprogne leucopyga (Spix, 1825)   , and Nyctiprogne vielliardi (Lencioni-Neto, 1994)   .

Comments

Genetic evidence supports the placement of Chordeiles vielliardi   in Nyctiprogne   , as suggested by Whitney et al. (2003). This study also provides evidence for the elevation of N. leucopyga latifascia   to full phylogenetic species status as N. latifascia   ( Fig. 6 View Figure 6 ), which is in agreement with Friedmann (1945), based on his observations of its morphology and vocalizations.