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Laniocera hypopyrra - Cinereous Mourner.JPG
Cinereous mourner
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Laniocera
Lesson, 1841

Laniocera is a genus of passerine birds in the family Tityridae. It has traditionally been placed in the cotinga family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae,[1] where now placed by SACC. They share the common name "mourner" with the species in the genera Schiffornis, Laniisoma and Rhytipterna.



  1. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae Archived 2008-05-08 at the Wayback Machine. - South American Classification Committee (2007)