Furnariidae (ovenbirds and allies)

Phylogenetic placement: Tyranni: Furnariida

Distribution: Central and South America

Number of extant genera: ~73

Number of extant species: ~331


Areta JI (2007), Behavior and phylogenetic position of Premnoplex barbtails (Furnariidae), Condor 109, 399-407. (free pdf) 

Batalha-Filho H, Irestedt M, Fjeldså J, Ericson PGP, Silveira LF, and Miyaki CY (2020), Molecular systematics and evolution of the Synallaxis ruficapilla complex (Aves: Furnariidae) in the Atlantic Forest, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 67, 86-94. (abstract)

Chesser RT (2004), Molecular systematics of New World suboscine birds, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 32, 11-24. (abstract)

Chesser RT, and Brumfield RT (2007), Tarphonomus,a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae) from South America, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 120, 337-339. (pdf)

Chesser RT, Barker FK, and Brumfield RT (2007), Fourfold polyphyly of the genus formerly known as Upucerthia, with notes on the systematics and evolution of the avian subfamily Furnariinae, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 44, 1320-32. (abstract)

Chesser RT, Claramunt S, Derryberry E, and Brumfield RT (2009), Geocerthia, a new genus of terrestrial ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae), Zootaxa 2213, 64-68. (abstract)

Cheviron ZA, Capparella AP, and Vuilleumier F (2005), Molecular phylogenetic relationships among the Geositta miners (Furnariidae) and biogeographic implications for avian speciation in Fuego-Patagonia, Auk 122, 158-174. (free pdf)

Claramunt S, Derryberry EP, Chesser RT, Aleixo A, and Brumfield RT (2010), Polyphyly of Campylorhamphus, and desription of a new genus for C. pucherani (Dendrocolaptinae), Auk 127, 430-439. (free pdf) 

Claramunt S, Derryberry EP, Brumfield ET, and Remsen JV (2012), Ecological opportunity and diversification in a continental radiation of birds: climbing adaptations and cladogenesis in the Furnariidae, Am. Nat. 179, 649-666. (abstract)

Claramunt S, Derryberry EP, Cadena CD, Cuervo AM, Sanín C, and Brumfield RT (2013), Phylogeny and classification of Automolus foliage-gleaners and allies (Furnariidae), Condor 115, 375-385. (free pdf)

Claramunt S (2014), Phylogenetic relationships among Synallaxini spinetails (Aves: Furnariidae) reveal a new biogeographic pattern across the Amazon and Paraná river basins, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 78, 223-231. (abstract) 

Cooper JC, and Cuervo AM (2017), Vocal variation and species limits in the Sclerurus mexicanus complex, Wilson J. Ornithol. 129, 13-24. (abstract)

Derryberry E, Claramunt S, Chesser RT, Aleixo A, Cracraft J, Moyle RG, and Brumfield RT (2010a), Certhiasomus, a new genus of woodcreeper (Aves: Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae), Zootaxa 2416, 44-50. (archived pdf)

Derryberry E, Claramunt S, O’Quin KE, Aleixo A, Chesser RT, Remsen JV, and Brumfield RT (2010b), Pseudasthenes, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae), Zootaxa 2416, 61. (pdf)

Derryberry EP, Claramunt S, Derryberry G, Chesser RT, Cracraft J, Aleixo A, Pérez-Emán J, Remsen JV, and Brumfield RT (2011), Lineage diversification and morphological evolution in a large-scale continental radiation: the Neotropical ovenbirds and woodcreepers (Aves: Furnariidae), Evolution 65, 2973-86. (free pdf) 

d’Horta FM, Cuervo AM, Ribas CC, Brumfield RT, and Miyaki CY (2013), Phylogeny and comparative phylogeography of Sclerurus (Aves: Furnariidae) reveal constant and cryptic diversification in an old radiation of rain forest understorey specialists, J. Biogeogr. 40, 37-49. (abstract) 

Ferreira GC, Aleixo A, and Silva SM (2016), Systematic review of the Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper Dendrexetastes rufigula (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) based on a multilocus phylogeography, Rev. Bras. Ornitol. 24, 358-369. (free pdf)

Fjeldså J, Irestedt M, and Ericson PGP (2005), Molecular data reveal some major adaptational shifts in the early evolution of the most diverse avian family, the Furnariidae, J. Ornithol. 146, 1-13. (abstract) 

Fjeldså J, Irestedt M, Jønsson KA, Ohlson JI, and Ericson PGP (2007), Phylogeny of the ovenbird genus Upucerthia: a case of independent adaptations for terrestrial life, Zool. Scr. 36, 133-141. (abstract)

Garcia-Moreno J, Arctander P, and Fjeldså J (1999), A case of rapid diversification in the Neotropics: phylogenetic relationships among Cranioleuca spinetails (Aves, Furnariidae), Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 12, 273-281. (abstract)

Gonzalez J, and Wink M (2008), Phylogenetic position of the monotypic Des Mur’s Wiretail (Sylviorthorhynchus desmursii, Aves: Furnariidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, J. Ornithol. 149, 393-398. (abstract)

Harvey MG, Bravo GA, Claramunt S, Cuervo AM, Derryberry GE, Battilana J, Seeholzer GF, McKay JS, O'Meara BC, Faircloth BC, Edwards SV, Perez-Eman J, Moyle RG, Sheldon FH, Aleixo A, Smith BT, Chesser RT, Silveira LF, Cracraft J, Brumfield RT, and Derryberry EP (2020), The evolution of a tropical biodiversity hotspot, Science 370, 1343-48. (pdf) (hi-res tree) 

Irestedt M, Fjeldså J, Johansson US, and Ericson PGP (2002), Systematic relationships and biogeography of the tracheophone suboscines (Aves: Passeriformes), MolPhylogenetEvol. 23, 499-512. (abstract) 

Irestedt M, Fjeldså J, and Ericson PGP (2004), Phylogenetic relationships of woodcreepers (Aves: Dendrocolaptinae): incongruence between molecular and morphological data, J. Avian Biol. 35, 280-288. (abstract) 

Irestedt M, Fjeldså J, and Ericson PGP (2006), Evolution of the ovenbird-woodcreeper assemblage (Aves: Furnariidae) – major shifts in nest architecture and adaptive radiation, J. Avian Biol. 37, 260-272. (free reading) 

Irestedt M, Fjeldså J, Dalén L, and Ericson PHP (2009), Convergent evolution, habitat shifts, and variable diversification rates in the ovenbird- woodcreeper family (Furnariidae), BMC Evol. Biol. 9,  e:268. (free pdf)

Kuhl H, Frankl-Vilches C, Bakker A, Mayr G, Nikolaus G, Boerno ST, Klages S, Timmermann B, and Gahr M (2021), An unbiased molecular approach using  3'UTRs resolves the avian family-level tree of life, MolBiolEvol. 38, 108-127. (pdf) 

Moyle RG, Chesser RT, Brumfield RT, Tello JG, Marchese DJ, and Cracraft J (2009), Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the antbirds, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, and allies (Aves: Passeriformes: infraorder Furnariides), Cladistics 25, 386-405. (pdf)

Moyle RG, Oliveros CH, Andersen MJ, Hosner PA, Benz BW, Manthey JD, Travers SL, Brown RM, and Faircloth BC (2016) Tectonic collision and uplift of Wallacea triggered the global songbird radiation,  Nature Comm. 7, e:12709. (free pdf) 

Ohlson JI, Irestedt M, Ericson PGP, and Fjeldså J (2013), Phylogeny and classification of the New World suboscines (Aves, Passeriformes), Zootaxa 3613, 1-35. (pdf)

Oliveros CH, Field DJ, Ksepka DT, Barker KF, Aleixo A, Andersen MJ, Alström P, Benz BW, Braun EL, Braun MJ, Bravo GA, Brumfield RT, Chesser RT,  Claramunt S, Cracraft J, Cuervo AM, Derryberry EP, Glenn TC, Harvey MG, Hosner PA, Joseph L, Kimball RT, Mack AL, Miskelly CM, Peterson AT, Robbins MB, Sheldon FH, Silveira LF, Smith BT, White ND, Moyle RG, and Faircloth BC (2019), Earth history and the passerine superradiation, PNAS 116, 7915-25. (pdf)

Olson SL, Irestedt M, Ericson PGP, and Fjeldså J (2005), Independent evolution of two Darwinian marsh-dwelling ovenbirds (Furnariidae: Limnornis, Limnoctites), Ornit. Neotrop. 16, 347-359. (free pdf) 

Quintero E, and Perktaş U (2019), Phylogeny of Thripophagini ovenbirds (Aves: Synallaxinae: Furnariidae), Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 127, 826-846. (free pdf)

Raposo MA, Dubois A, Kirwan GM, Pinto de Assis C, Höfling E, and Stopiglia R (2018), Synonymization of the genus nomen Dendroplex Swainson, 1827 and description of a new genus of woodcreeper (Aves: Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae) with remarks on Articles 67.5 and 70.3 of the Code, Zootaxa 4532, 561-566. (abstract) 

Rocha TC, Sequeira F, Aleixo A, Rêgo PS, Sampaio I, Schneider H, and Vallinoto M (2015), Molecular phylogeny and diversification of a widespread Neotropical rainforest bird group: The Buff-throated Woodcreeper complex, Xiphorhynchus guttatus/susurrans (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae), Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 85, 131-140. (free reading)

Rozzi R, Quilodrán CS, Botero-Delgadillo E, Napolitano C, Torres-Mura JC, Barroso O, Crego RD, Bravo C, Ippi S, Quirici V, Mackenzie R, Suazo CG, Rivero-de-Aguilar J, Goffinet B, Kempenaers B, Poulin E, and Vásquez RA (2022), The Subantarctic Rayadito (Aphrastura subantarctica), a new bird species on the southernmost islands of the Americas, Sci. Rep. 12, e:13957. (pdf)

Sangster G, Harvey MG, Gaudin J, and Claramunt S (2023), A new genus for Philydor erythrocercum and P. fuscipenne (Aves: Furnariidae), Zootaxa 5361, 297-300. (free pdf) 

Sanín C, Cadena CD, Maley JM, Lijtmaer DA, Tubaro PL, and Chesser RT (2009), Paraphyly of Cinclodes fuscus (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae): Implications for taxonomy and biogeography, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 53, 547-555. (abstract)

Santana A, Silva SM, Do Nascimento NF, Sampaio I, and Aleixo A (2021), Phylogeography of the Dendrocolaptes picumnus (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) species complex: new insights on the diversification of a trans-American lineage, J. Avian Biol. 52, e:02723. (pdf)

Schultz ED, Peréz-Emán J, Aleixo A, Miyaki CY, Brumfield RT, Cracraft J, and Ribas CC (2019), Diversification history in the Dendrocincla fuliginosa complex (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae): Insights from broad geographic sampling, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 140, e:106581. (pdf) 

Sousa-Neves T, Aleixo A, and Sequeira F (2013), Cryptic patterns of diversification of a widespread Amazonian woodcreeper species complex (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) inferred from multilocus phylogenetic analysis: implications for historical biogeography and taxonomy, Mol. Phylogenetic. Evol. 68, 410-424. (abstract)

Seeholzer GF, Claramunt S, and Brumfield RT (2017), Niche evolution and diversification in a Neotropical radiation of birds (Aves: Furnariidae), Evolution 71, 702-715. (free pdf)

Stiller J, Feng S, Chowdhury AA, Rivas-González I, Duchêne DA, Fang Q, Deng Y, Kozlov A, Stamatakis A, Claramunt S, Nguyen JMT, Ho SYW, Faircloth BC, Haag J, Houde P, Cracraft J, Balaban M, Mai U, Chen G, Gao R, Zhou C, Xie Y, Huang Z, Cao Z, Yan Z, Ogilvie HA, Nakhleh L, Lindow B, Morel B, Fjeldså J, Hosner PA, da Fonseca RR, Petersen B, Tobias JA, Székely T, Kennedy JD, Reeve AH, Liker A, Stervander M, Antunes A, Tietze DT, Bertelsen M, Lei F, Rahbek C, Graves GR, Schierup MH, Warnow T, Braun EL, Gilbert MTP, Jarvis ED, Mirarab S, and Zhang G (2024), Complexity of avian evolution revealed by family-level genomes, Nature (preview pdf)