Podager, WAGLER, 1832

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: 537

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

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Type species

Podager nacunda (Viellot, 1817)   .


The clade containing P. nacunda   and all species that share a more recent common ancestor with P. nacunda   than with Chordeiles acutipennis   , Chordeiles gundlachii   , Chordeiles minor   , Chordeiles rupestris   , Chordeiles texensis   , or any species in the genera Antrostomus   , Caprimulgus   , Eurostopodus   , Gactornis   , Hydropsalis   , Lyncornis   , Macrodipteryx   , Nyctidromus   , Nyctiphrynus   , Nyctiprogne   , Phalaenoptilus   , Siphonorhis   , or Veles   .

Included species

Podager nacunda (Viellot, 1817)   and Podager pusillus (Gould, 1861)   .


Genetic evidence strongly demonstrates that Chordeiles pusillus (Gould, 1861)   is the sister taxon to Podager nacunda (Viellot, 1817)   , and should not remain in Chordeiles   ( Fig. 4 View Figure 4 ). Sequence divergence between P. nacunda   and P. pusillus   is quite high in the mitochondrial markers (12.0–13.5%). In the two nuclear markers, the sequence divergence is lower between P. pusillus   and P. nacunda   (1.1% in RAG- 1 and 3.7% in ACO1 I9) than between P. pusillus   and C. acutipennis   (1.6% in RAG- 1 and 4.8% in ACO1 I9), as well as P. pusillus   and C. minor   (2.4% in RAG- 1 and 4.7% in ACO1 I9). Han et al. (2010) moved P. nacunda   into Chordeiles   , but on our evidence we suggest the opposite modification, to place Chordeiles pusillus   within Podager   .