Philentoma

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Philentoma
Philentoma velata 1838.jpg
Philentoma velata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tephrodornithidae (but see text)
Genus: Philentoma
Eyton, 1845

Philentoma is an enigmatic genus of birds. They were included in the Muscicapidae (flycatchers) when these were used as a "wastebin taxon" mainly for lack of a better idea, but have recently been recognized as part of a "shrike"-like group. They are now usually placed in the Tephrodornithidae with the woodshrikes, with some taxonomists alternatively placing them with the Vangas.

There are but two species:

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