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Hanna ZR, Ortiz-Ramírez MF, Ríos-Muñoz CA, Cayetano-Rosas H, Bowie RCK, Navarro-Sigüenza AG.2015. Phylogenetic and morphologic evidence confirm the presence of a new montane cloud forest associated bird species in Mexico, the Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii; Aves: Passeriformes: Tyrannidae)PeerJ PrePrints3:e1491v1https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1491v1
We here provide evidence to support an extension of the recognized distributional range of the Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii) to include southern Mexico. We collected two specimens in breeding condition in northwestern Sierra Norte de Chiapas, Mexico. Morphologic and genetic evidence support their identity as Elaenia frantzii. We compared environmental parameters of records across the entire geographic range of the species to those at the northern Chiapas survey site and found no climatic differences among localities.
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