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Gavicalis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Meliphagidae
Rank  Genus
Class  Aves
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Passerine
Gavicalis
Similar  Ptilotula, Singing honeyeater, Passerine, Varied honeyeater, Mangrove honeyeater

Gavicalis is a genus of honeyeaters endemic to New Guinea and Australia. It contains former members of Lichenostomus, and was created after a molecular phylogenetic analysis published in 2011 showed that the original genus was polyphyletic.

The genus contains three species:

  • Varied honeyeater (G. versicolor) - New Guinea, northeast Australia
  • Mangrove honeyeater (G. fasciogularis) - east Australia
  • Singing honeyeater (G. virescens) - Australia
  • The name Gavicalis was first proposed by the Australian ornithologists Richard Schodde and Ian Mason in 1999. The word is an anagram of Caligavis introduced by Tom Iredale.

    References

    Gavicalis Wikipedia


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