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Isleria guttata - Rufous-bellied Antwren (male).JPG
Rufous-bellied antwren (Isleria guttata)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Isleria
Bravo, Chesser & Brumfield, 2012

I. olivcea
I. fusca

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

The genus contains two species:[1]

These species were formerly placed in the genus Myrmotherula. A molecular genetic study published in 2012 found that Myrmotherula was not monophyletic.[2] As a step in creating monophyletic genera, these two species were moved to the newly erected genus Isleria.[1][3] The name of the genus was chosen to honour the American ornithologists Morton and Phyllis Isler.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Bravo, G.A.; Chesser, R.T.; Brumfield, R.T. (2012). "Isleria, a new genus of antwren (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae)". Zootaxa. 3195: 61–67. 
  3. ^ Bravo, G.A.; Brumfield, R.T. (February 2012). "Proposal (518): Recognize the genus Isleria for two "Myrmotherula"". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. Retrieved 27 February 2018.