Biology Bulletin

, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 809–820

Comparative ethology and molecular genetics as tools for phylogenetic reconstructions: The example of the genus Oenanthe


    • Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of Sciences

DOI: 10.1134/S106235901108005X

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Panov, E.N. Biol Bull Russ Acad Sci (2011) 38: 809. doi:10.1134/S106235901108005X


A phylogeny of the genus Oenanthe, constructed using an integrated approach (with regard to characters of external morphology, behavioral ecology, and signal behavior), is compared with three phylogenetic hypotheses based on molecular data. Consideration is given to the problems arising in studies on molecular phylogeny where mtDNA is used as the only marker. Special emphasis is made on the negative consequences for zoological nomenclature that may result from its untimely modification based on the results that need further verification by more adequate research procedures.


phylogenetic hypothesisintegrated approach to phylogenetic reconstructionscomparative ethologyadaptively neutral characters as a phylogenetic signalmolecular phylogenetics. birdsWheatears of the genus Oenanthe
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