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Zeledon's antbird (Hafferia zeledoni)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Hafferia
Isler, ML, Bravo & Brumfield, 2013
Type species
Thamnophilus immaculatus

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

The genus contains three species:[1]

These species were 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 these three species were moved to the newly erected genus Hafferia with the blue-lored antbird as the type species.[1] The name of the new genus was chosen to commemorate the German ornithologist Jürgen Haffer.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b 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.