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Species limits, patterns of secondary contact and a new species in the Trogon rufus complex (Aves: Trogonidae)

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Author(s):
Dickens, Jeremy Kenneth [1, 2] ; Bitton, Pierre-Paul [3] ; Bravo, Gustavo A. [4, 5] ; Silveira, Luis Fabio [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, 481 Av Nazare, BR-04263000 Ipiranga, SP - Brazil
[2] Fdn Para La Tierra, 321 Mariscal Jose Felix Estigarribia, Pilar 2800, Neembucu - Paraguay
[3] Mem Univ Newfoundland, Dept Psychol, 232 Elizabeth Ave, St John, NF A1B 3X9 - Canada
[4] Harvard Univ, Museum Comparat Zool, Cambridge, MA 02138 - USA
[5] Harvard Univ, Dept Organism & Evolutionary Biol, Cambridge, MA 02138 - USA
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY; v. 193, n. 2, p. 499-540, OCT 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The black-throated trogon, Trogon rufus, is a widespread, polytypic species-complex with a convoluted taxonomic history. Here, we integrated morphological, vocal and genetic datasets, including spectral data and digital quantification of barred plumage, to assess and redefine its species limits according to the foremost species concepts. We suggest the recognition of four named and one new species. Trogon tenellus and T. cupreicauda are divergent across Central and South America without geographic overlap or intermediates. Trogon chrysochloros in the Atlantic Forests of Brazil is phenotypically, genetically and ecologically distinct. In Amazonia, Trogon rufus consists of three phenotypically distinct subspecies intergrading with each other in a ring-like formation around central Amazonian rivers. Trogon rufus rufus in the Guiana Shield, Trogon rufus amazonicus in south-eastern Amazonia and Trogon rufus sulphureus in western Amazonia, with contact across the Lower Amazon and Madeira rivers, likely due to secondary contact between incompletely diverged lineages. The unique combination of song, morphology and mtDNA features of an unnamed, isolated population in the Atlantic Forest of north-eastern Brazil resulted in its description as a new species, known only from the type locality and considered here as Critically Endangered, requiring urgent conservation actions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/20249-7 - Origin and evolution of the avifauna at the highland forests in Northeastern Brazil: understanding the past connections between Amazon and Atlantic Forest
Grantee:Luís Fábio Silveira
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/23548-2 - Evaluation, recovering and conservation of endangered animal species from the Pernambuco Centre of Endemism
Grantee:Luís Fábio Silveira
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants