Cercomacroides

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Cercomacroides
Cercomacra tyrannina (female) -NW Ecuador-8.jpg
Dusky antbird (Cercomacroides tyrannina)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Cercomacroides
Tello et al., 2014

Cercomacroides is a genus of passerine birds in the family Thamnophilidae.

The genus contains six species:[1]

These species were formerly placed in the genus Cercomacra. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that Cercomacra, as then defined, was polyphyletic.[2] The genus was split to create monophyletic genera and six species were moved to the newly erected genus Cercomacroides with the dusky antbird as the type species.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Tello, J.G.; Raposo, M.; Bates, J.M.; Bravo, G.A.; Cadena, C.D.; Maldonado-Coelho, M (2014). "Reassessment of the systematics of the widespread Neotropical genus Cercomacra (Aves: Thamnophilidae)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 170: 546–565. doi:10.1111/zoj.12116.