However, a 2011 analysis by Amy Driskell and colleagues of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA showed high divergence between the two subspecies and has recommended they be resplit into separate species. It also found them to lie in a clade with the two other monospecific New Guinea genera and not with the other species of Malurus. Hence they recommend reclassifying them within the genus Chenorhamphus.
- Driskell, Amy C. ; Norman, Janette A. ; Pruett-Jones, Stephen ; Mangall, Elizabeth ; Sonsthagen, Sarah ; Christidis, Les (2011). "A multigene phylogeny examining evolutionary and ecological relationships in the Australo-papuan wrens of the subfamily Malurinae (Aves)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60: 480–85. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.03.030. PMID 21466855.
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