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White-bibbed antbird (Myrmoderus loricatus)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmoderus
Ridgway, 1909
Type species
Myiothera loricata[1]
Lichtenstein, 1823

Myrmoderus is a genus of passerine birds in the family Thamnophilidae.

The genus contains five species:[2]

The Cordillera Azul antbird was first described in 2018.[3] The other four species were formerly included in the genus Myrmeciza. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2013 found that Myrmeciza, as then defined, was polyphyletic.[4] In the resulting rearrangement to create monophyletic genera four species were moved to the resurrected genus Myrmoderus.[2] The genus had originally been erected in 1909 by the American ornithologist Robert Ridgway with the white-bibbed antbird as the type species.[5]


  1. ^ "Thamnophilidae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-16.
  2. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ Moncrieff, A.E.; Johnson, O.; Lane, D.F.; Beck, J.R.; Angulo, F.; Fagan, J. (2018). "A new species of antbird (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) from the Cordillera Azul, San Martin, Peru". Auk. 135 (1): 114–126. doi:10.1642/AUK-17-97.1.
  4. ^ Isler, M.L.; Bravo, G.A.; Brumfield, R.T. (2013). "Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3717 (4): 469–497. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3717.4.3. PMID 26176119.
  5. ^ Ridgway, Robert (1909). "New genera, species and subspecies of Formicariidae, Furnariidae, and Dendrocolaptidae". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 22: 69-74 [70].