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Dysithamnus mentalis - Ecuador.jpg
Plain antvireo (Dysithamnus mentalis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Dysithamnus
Cabanis, 1847

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Dysithamnus is a genus of insectivorous passerine birds in the antbird family, Thamnophilidae. Species in this genus are known as antvireos.

The genus Dysithamnus was introduced by the German ornithologist Jean Cabanis in 1847.[1] The name combines the Ancient Greek words duō "to plunge" and thamnos "bush".[2] The type species was subsequently designated as the spot-breasted antvireo.[3]

The genus contains the following eight species:[4]


  1. ^ Cabanis, Jean (1847). "Ornithologische notizen". Archiv für Naturgeschichte (in German). 13: 186–256 [223].
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  3. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1951). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 7. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. pp. 181–182.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 4 February 2018.