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Golden-crowned flycatcher
Myiodynastes chrysocephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiodynastes
Bonaparte, 1857

Myiodynastes bairdii
Myiodynastes chrysocephalus
Myiodynastes hemichrysus
Myiodynastes luteiventris
Myiodynastes maculatus

Myiodynastes is a genus of birds in the family Tyrannidae. Created by Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1857, the genus contains five species which are collectively referred to as "sulphur-bellied flycatchers"; that name is also given to one of the individual species in the genus.[1] The genus name Myiodynastes is a compound word composed from two Greek words: muia, meaning "fly" and dunastẽs, meaning "ruler".[2]

List of species[edit]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Myiodynastes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 263. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.