Band-tailed antwren

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Band-tailed antwren
Illustration (above) (lower bird Myrmotherula hauxwelli)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmotherula
M. urosticta
Binomial name
Myrmotherula urosticta
(Sclater, 1857)

The band-tailed antwren (Myrmotherula urosticta) is a species of insectivorous bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The band-tailed antwren was described by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1857 and given the binomial name Formicivora urosticta.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myrmotherula urosticta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L. (1857). "Descriptions of twelve new or little known species of the South American family Formicariidae". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 25: 129–133 [130] Plate 126 fig. 1. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1857.tb01217.x.