genus

Sholicola

2 species

The list of species of Sholicola genus

Sholicola is a genus of bird in the family Muscicapidae that was erected in 2017. They are commonly referred to as sholakilis.

  • Nilgiri blue robin (Sholicola major)
  • White-bellied blue robin (Sholicola albiventris)

A third species Sholicola ashambuensis described by the original authors is close to Sholicola albiventris and may possibly be treated as a subspecies of the latter.

They were formerly placed in the genus Brachypteryx and thought to be "shortwings". Species in the genus Brachypteryx show strong sexual dimorphism and because of this misplacement, the two south Indian species were moved to Myiomela by Pamela Rasmussen. Molecular phylogeny studies however showed these two species to be flycatchers that foraged close to the ground. A new genus had to be erected as the species are quite distinct from their sister genera Niltava, Cyornis and Eumyias from which they diverged about 11 million years ago.

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The list of species of Sholicola genus

Sholicola is a genus of bird in the family Muscicapidae that was erected in 2017. They are commonly referred to as sholakilis.

  • Nilgiri blue robin (Sholicola major)
  • White-bellied blue robin (Sholicola albiventris)

A third species Sholicola ashambuensis described by the original authors is close to Sholicola albiventris and may possibly be treated as a subspecies of the latter.

They were formerly placed in the genus Brachypteryx and thought to be "shortwings". Species in the genus Brachypteryx show strong sexual dimorphism and because of this misplacement, the two south Indian species were moved to Myiomela by Pamela Rasmussen. Molecular phylogeny studies however showed these two species to be flycatchers that foraged close to the ground. A new genus had to be erected as the species are quite distinct from their sister genera Niltava, Cyornis and Eumyias from which they diverged about 11 million years ago.

This is a part of the Wikipedia article used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). The full text of the article is here → https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sholicola 
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