African barbetsJohn Harshman
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Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
African barbets probably form a monophyletic group (Moyle 2004). However, several genera are not monophyletic. Stactolaema is not monophyletic, since Gymnobucco, and possibly Buccanodon as well, lies within it. Neither Lybius nor Tricholaema is monophyletic, since T. lachrymosa is apparently within Lybius. It's also unclear whether the remainder of Tricholaema is monophyletic; the genus may be paraphyletic to Lybius.
Moyle, R. G. 2004. Phylogenetics of barbets (Aves: Piciformes) based on muclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 30:187-200.
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