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Ashy-headed greenlet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae
Genus: Hylophilus
Temminck, 1822[1]
Type species
Hylophilus thoracicus[2]
Temminck, 1822

Hylophilus is a genus of bird in the Vireonidae family. Established by Coenraad Jacob Temminck in 1822, it contains the following species as of 2014:[3]

The name Hylophilus is cbomposed of the Greek words for "forest" or "woodland" (hulē) and "-loving" (philos, from phileō, meaning "to love").[4]


  1. ^ Temminck, C. J. (1822). "Planche 173". Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux. 3 (29). Paris: F. G. Levrault. 
  2. ^ American Ornithologists' Union (1895). "Hypothetical List". Check-List of North American Birds (2nd and rev. ed.). New York: American Ornithologists' Union. p. 331. 
  3. ^ "ITIS Report: Hylophilus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 197. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 

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