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Drymodes brunneopygia.jpg
Southern scrub robin (Drymodes brunneopygia)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Petroicidae
Genus: Drymodes
Gould, 1841

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Drymodes is a genus of bird in the family Petroicidae. It was traditionally held to have two species, but molecular and behavioural differences led to the split of the New Guinea populations from the northern scrub robin. The paper by Les Christidis and colleagues was published in 2011 and the IOC adopted the split in 2015:[1]


The genus contains the following three species:[2]


  1. ^ Christidis, L; Irestedt, M; Rowe, D; Boles, W E & Norman, J A (2011). "Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA phylogenies reveal a complex evolutionary history in the Australasian robins (Passeriformes: Petroicidae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61: 726–738. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.08.014. PMID 21867765.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Australasian robins, rockfowl, rockjumpers, Rail-babbler". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 16 June 2019.