Goeldi's antbird

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Goeldi's antbird
male above, female below
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Akletos
A. goeldii
Binomial name
Akletos goeldii
(Snethlage, E, 1908)

Myrmeciza goeldii

Goeldi's antbird (Akletos goeldii) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Goeldi's antbird was previously placed 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 this species was moved to the resurrected genus Akletos which had been introduced by the Polish ornithologist Andrzej Dunajewski in 1948.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Akletos goeldii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  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 2 February 2018.
  4. ^ Dunajewski, A. (1948). "New races of the Brown Owl, Hedge-Sparrow and a new species of Attila; also a new genus of Cotingidae". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 68: 130–132.
  5. ^ Isler, M.L.; Bravo, G.A.; Brumfield, R.T. (2013). "Inundicola Bravo, Isler, and Brumfield 2013 is a junior synonym of Akletos Dunajewski 1948 (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae)". Zootaxa. 3779 (3): 399–400. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3779.3.10. PMID 24871736.