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First complete description of nest, eggs, and nestlings of the Squamate Antbird, Myrmoderus squamosus (Aves: Thamnophilidae)

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Perrella, Daniel F. [1] ; Piacentini, Vitor Q. [2] ; Zima, Paulo V. Q. [1] ; Biagolini-Jr, Carlos ; Ribeiro-Silva, Lais [3] ; Francisco, Mercival R. [4]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Recursos Nat, Rodovia Washington Luis Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Mato Grosso, Inst Biociencias, Programa Posgrad Zool, Ave Fernando Correa Costa 2367, BR-78060900 Cuiaba - Brazil
[3] Biagolini-Jr, Jr., Carlos, Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Programa Posgrad Diversidade Biol & Conservacao, Rodovia Joao Leme Santos Km 110, BR-18052780 Sorocaba - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Ciencias Ambientais, Rodovia Joao Leme Santos Km 110, BR-18052780 Sorocaba - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 36, AUG 2 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Even though nest architecture has been useful for phylogenetic inferences among the Thamnophilidae (Ayes: Passeriformes), the nests of only three out of five species of Myrmoderus (Ridgway, 1909) are known to science. Here we describe the nests, eggs, and nestling of the Squamate Antbird Myrmoderus squamosus (Pelzeln, 1868). Two nests were bulky bottom-supported cups, measuring 7.3 and 12 cm in maximum outside diameter, with a noticeably smaller egg cup, and they were placed within the crown of short, broad-leafed plants. Eggs were short-oval, with chalky white background color, and purple blotches and streaks more concentrated in the large end. One nestling was dark reddish grey, with bluish white feet, pinkish gray tarsi, and a blackish bill with bright yellow rictal flanges. In face of the great diversity of nest types found among the Thamnophilidae, we concluded that the nest of M. squamosus was similar to those of other congeners, giving support to this currently phylogenetically-defined genus. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52315-7 - Top predators of food chain
Grantee:Pedro Manoel Galetti Junior
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/21209-5 - Extra-pair fertilization ánd intraspecific brood parasitism ín White-necked thrush Turdus albicollis Vieillot, 1818
Grantee:Carlos Humberto Biagolini Junior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master