Tree of Cettiidae based on concatenated sequences - all taxa, partitioned analysis. Majority rule (50%) consensus tree, based on concatenated nuclear ODC, myoglobin and GAPDH and mitochondrial cytochrome b, inferred by Bayesian inference (BI), analysed in four partitions. All available sequences (including all subspecies) were included. Generic affinity according to traditional taxonomy  is indicated by different colour shadings. Labelled bars denote clades discussed in text. The three species for which only cytochrome b is available are in red. Posterior probabilities, and maximum likelihood (ML) and parsimony (MP) bootstrap values are indicated at the nodes, in this order; an asterisk represents posterior probability (PP) 1.00 or bootstrap 100%, and nodes with PP < 0.95 and/or conflicts between BI, ML and MP are in grey. The outgroups (Alauda arvensis and Mirafra javanica in Alaudidae and Orthotomus sepium, O. sutorius and Prinia familiaris in Cisticolidae) have been pruned from the tree. Numbers on internal branches refer to indels. 1Also in Cettia cetti and C. fortipes fortipes W Myanmar. 2Same position as number 4. 3Also in Tickellia hodgsoni. 4Also in Cettia major. 5According to MP, C. vulcania vulcania and C. vulcania oreophila form a trichotomy with C. flavolivacea intricata Sichuan/C. flavolivacea oblita (54%), and these are sisters to C. vulcania flaviventris (98%). 6According to MP, C. fortipes pallida is sister to the other C. fortipes subspecies (74%). According to ML, C. fortipes davidiana Vietnam and C. fortipes robustipes are sisters (62%), and these are sisters to C. fortipes davidiana Sichuan/Hong Kong (65%); according to MP, these relationships receive 71% and 100% support, respectively.
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