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ACANTHISITTIDAE - Rockwrens and Bushwrens1 (3:4)
ACANTHISITTA Lafresnaye, 1842 F - Sitta chloris Sparrman, 1787; type by monotypy  
Acanthisitta chloris2 Rifleman
granti Mathews & Iredale, 1913 iNorth Island (New Zealand)
chloris (Sparrman, 1787)3 iSouth Island (New Zealand)
XENICUS G.R. Gray, 1855 M - Motacilla longipes J.F. Gmelin, 1789; type by original designation  
Xenicus longipes Bushwren
†? stokesii G.R. Gray, 1862 iNorth Island (New Zealand)
†? longipes (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) iSouth Island (New Zealand)
†? variabilis Stead, 1936 vStewart I. and satellite islets (New Zealand)
Xenicus gilviventris   von Pelzeln, 1867 Alpine Rockwren/New Zealand Rockwren
vAlpine South Island (New Zealand)
TRAVERSIA Rothschild, 1894 F - Traversia lyalli Rothschild, 1894; type by original designation4
Traversia lyalli   Rothschild, 1894 Lyall's Rockwren
Stephens I. (New Zealand)

1 For the use of Acanthisittidae see Bock (1994) [Bock, 1994 #398]. For taxonomy and sequence see Gill et al. (2010) [Gill, 2010 #12348]. For molecular reviews see Lovette et al. (2000) [Lovette, 2000 #2439] and Ericson et al. (2002) [Ericson, 2002 #1504].
2 For basal position and recently discovered fossil form considered its sister, see Worthy et al. (2010) [Worthy, 2010 #12290].
3 Includes citrina see Higgins et al. (2001) [Higgins, 2001 #1963].
4 For recognition see Higgins et al. (2001) [Higgins, 2001 #1963] and Gill et al. (2010) [Gill, 2010 #12348].
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