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Margarornis squamiger -NBII Image Gallery-a00214.jpg
Pearled treerunner, Margarornis squamiger
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Subfamily: Furnariinae
Genus: Margarornis
L. Reichenbach, 1853

Margarornis bellulus
Margarornis rubiginosus
Margarornis squamiger
Margarornis stellatus

Margarornis is the genus of treerunners, birds in the family Furnariidae. Established by Ludwig Reichenbach in 1853, it contains the following species:[1]

The genus name Margarornis is composed of two Greek words:margaron, meaning "pearl" and ornis, meaning "bird".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Maragarornis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.