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White-throated Treecreeper kobble may07.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Climacteridae
Genus: Cormobates
Mathews, 1922

Cormobates is a genus of bird in the Australasian treecreeper family. Its scientific name means ‘trunk-creeper’, from the Greek cormos (κορµός, ‘tree trunk’)[1] and bates (βάτης, ‘one who treads’).[2][3]

It contains the following species:


  1. ^ "cormo-". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ βάτης. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project: ‘one that treads or covers’
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. A & C Black. p. 118. ISBN 978-1-4081-2878-7. Gr. kormos tree-trunk, log; batēs treader, walker (bainō to tread).