A new species of Antpitta (Formicariidae : Grallaria) from the Southern Ecuadorian Andes

Citation
N. Krabbe et al., A new species of Antpitta (Formicariidae : Grallaria) from the Southern Ecuadorian Andes, AUK, 116(4), 1999, pp. 882-890
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences
Journal title
AUK
ISSN journal
0004-8038 → ACNP
Volume
116
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
882 - 890
Database
ISI
SICI code
0004-8038(199910)116:4<882:ANSOA(>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
We describe a striking new species of Grallaria antpitta from wet, upper su btropical forest in the upper Rio Chinchipe drainage, provincia Zamora-Chin chipe, Ecuador. Notes on its natural history and molecular systematics are presented along with spectrograms of its voice. The species is readily diag nosed by its large size, unique white facial markings, and voice. Initial r esults from DNA sequence analyses place the new species in a well-supported clade that includes Grallaria nuchalis (which is syntopic with the new spe cies), G. hypoleuca, G. watkinsi, and G. ruficapilla.