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Mackenziaena severa -Piraju, Sao Paulo, Brazil-8.jpg
Tufted antshrike (Mackenziaena severa)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Mackenziaena
Chubb, 1918[1]
Type species
Thamnophilus leachii
Such, 1825

Mackenziaena is a genus of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. First circumscribed by Charles Chubb in 1918, it contains the following species as of 2017:[2]

The genus commemorates Helen Mackenzie McConnell, who was the wife of English collector Frederick McConnell.[3]


  1. ^ Chubb, Charles (1918). "Descriptions of new genera and a new subspecies of South American birds". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 9. 2 (7): 123. doi:10.1080/00222931808562350. 
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Mackenziaena". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 235. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 

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