Euchrepomis

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Euchrepomis
TerenuraKeulemans.jpg
E. spodioptila and E. humeralis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Euchrepomis
Bravo et al., 2012

Euchrepomis is a genus of insectivorous passerine birds in the antbird family, Thamnophilidae.

In 2012 Gustavo Bravo and colleagues introduced the genus Euchrepomis for four species that were previously placed in the genus Terenura. The name of the genus combines the Ancient Greek words euchrōs for "ruddy" or "bright-coloured" and epōmis for the "point of the shoulder". Male birds in the genus have a characteristic patch of yellow or rufous-orange feathers on their secondary coverts. The type species is the rufous-rumped antwren.[1][2] The four species are:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bravo, G.A.; Remsen, J.V.; Whitney, B.M.; Brumfield, R.T. (2012). "DNA sequence data reveal a subfamily-level divergence within Thamnophilidae (Aves: Passeriformes)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65 (1): 287–293. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.06.016. 
  2. ^ "Proposal (557) Recognize the genus Euchrepomis for four "Terenura"". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. March 17, 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 February 2018.