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PROMEROPIDAE - Sugarbirds and allies1 (4:5)
PROMEROPS Brisson, 1760 M - Promerops Brisson; type by tautonymy = Merops cafer Linnaeus, 1758  
Promerops cafer   (Linnaeus, 1758) Cape Sugarbird
vS South Africa (Western Cape, W Eastern Cape)
Promerops gurneyi Gurney's Sugarbird
ardens Friedmann, 1952 E Zimbabwe, adjacent W Mozambique
gurneyi J. Verreaux, 1871 E South Africa (Limpopo to E Eastern Cape)
ARCANATOR Irwin & Clancey, 1986 M - Phyllastrephus orostruthus Vincent, 1933; type by original designation and monotypy2
Arcanator orostruthus3 Dapple-chest
amani (W.L. Sclater & Moreau, 1935) E Usambara Mts. (NE Tanzania)
orostruthus (Vincent, 1933) Mt. Namuli and Mt. Mabu (N Mozambique)
sanjei (Jensen & Stuart, 1982) Udzungwa Mts. (Tanzania) [Jensen, 1982 #2114]
MODULATRIX Ripley, 1952 F - Turdinus stictigula Reichenow, 1906; type by monotypy   
Modulatrix stictigula Spot-throat
stictigula (Reichenow, 1906) Usambara and Nguru Mts. (NE Tanzania)
pressa (Bangs & Loveridge, 1931)4 vE and S Tanzania, N Malawi
KAKAMEGA C.F. Mann, P.J.K. Burton & Lennerstedt, 1978 F - Alethe poliothorax Reichenow, 1900; type by monotypy   5
Kakamega poliothorax   (Reichenow, 1900) Thrush-babbler
iSE Nigeria, S Cameroon and Bioko: E DR Congo to W Kenya

1 Barker et al. (2004) [Barker, 2004 #218] and Beresford et al. (2005) [Beresford, 2005 #277] found Promerops closely related to Modulatrix. The phylogenetic tree presented in Fig. 2 in Johansson et al. (2008) [Johansson, 2008 #10998] permits the grouping of the genera included here and supports the restoration of the genus Arcanator.
2 For resurrection of this genus see Johansson et al. (2008) [Johansson, 2008 #10998].
3 Treated as a species of the bulbul genus Phyllastrephus in Rand & Deignan (1960) [Rand, 1960 #3196]; but later seen as a thrush as by Benson & Irwin (1975) [Benson, 1975 #273] and Irwin & Clancey (1986) [Irwin, 1986 #2081]. The genus is supported by the molecular findings of Johansson et al. (2008) [Johansson, 2008 #10998]; but see Dowsett & Dowsett-Lemaire (1993) [Dowsett, 1993 #1416].
4 Not recognised by Collar & Robson (2007) [Collar, 2007 #12226].
5 For association with Arcanator and Modulatrix see Jønsson & Fjeldså (2006) [Jønsson, 2006 #9914] and Johansson et al. (2008) [Johansson, 2008 #10998].
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