Acanthisittidae (New Zealand wrens)

Phylogenetic placement: Acanthisitti

Distribution: endemic to New Zealand

Number of extant genera: 2

Number of extant species: 2

References

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Verry AJF, Scarsbrook L, Scofield RP, Tennyson AJD, Weston KA, Robertson BC, and Rawlence NJ (2019), Who, where, what, wren? Using ancient DNA to examine the veracity of museum specimen data: a case study of the New Zealand Rock Wren (Xenicus gilviventris), Front. Ecol. Evol. 7, e:496. (free pdf)