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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae
Genus: Cyphorhinus
Cabanis, 1844

Cyphorhinus is a genus of birds in the Troglodytidae family. Established by Jean Cabanis in 1844, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Cyphorhinus is a combination of the Greek words kuphos, meaning "hump" or "hunch" and rhis or rhinos, meaning "nose" (or, in this case, bill). It has been emended from the earlier incarnation Cyphorhina.[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Cyphorhinus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.