Ferruginous-backed antbird

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ferruginous-backed antbird
male at Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas state, Brazil
female at Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas state, Brazil
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmoderus
M. ferrugineus
Binomial name
Myrmoderus ferrugineus

Myrmeciza ferruginea

The ferruginous-backed antbird (Myrmoderus ferrugineus) is a species of passerine bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It inhabits the Guyanas and the northern Amazon Basin. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The ferruginous-backed antbird was formerly included in the genus Myrmeciza. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2013 found that Myrmeciza, as then defined, was polyphyletic.[2] In the resulting rearrangement to create monophyletic genera four species including the ferruginous-backed antbird were moved to the resurrected genus Myrmoderus.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Myrmoderus ferrugineus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22701792A93849222. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22701792A93849222.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Isler, M.L.; Bravo, G.A.; Brumfield, R.T. (2013). "Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3717 (4): 469–497. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3717.4.3. PMID 26176119.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.