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Pygochelidon

Pygochelidon
Blue-and-white swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae
Genus: Pygochelidon
Baird, SF, 1865
Type species
Hirundo cyanoleuca
blue-and-white swallow
Vieillot, 1817

Pygochelidon is a genus of birds in the swallow family Hirundinidae that occur in the Neotropics.

Taxonomy

The genus Pygochelidon was introduced in 1865 by the American naturalist Spencer Fullerton Baird with the blue-and-white swallow as the type species.[1] The name combines the Ancient Greek pugē meaning "rump" with khelidōn meaning "swallow".[2]

This genus was formerly treated as a junior synonym of the genus Notiochelidon.[3] It was resurrected to contain a clade of two species based on a genetic study published in 2005.[4][5]

Species

The genus contains two species:[5]

References

  1. ^ Baird, Spencer F. (1864). Review of American Birds in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Vol. Part 1, North and Middle America. Washington: Smithsonian Institution. pp. 270, 308.
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 326. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  3. ^ Mayr, Ernst; Greenway, James C. Jr, eds. (1960). Check-List of Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 88.
  4. ^ Sheldon, F.H.; Whittingham, L.A.; Moyle, R.G.; Slikas, B.; Winkler, D.W. (2005). "Phylogeny of swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae) estimated from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequencing". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 35 (1): 254–270. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.11.008. PMID 15737595.
  5. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2021). "Swallows". IOC World Bird List Version 11.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 19 July 2021.


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