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Philepitta castanea 1868.jpg
Philepitta castanea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Philepittidae
Genus: Philepitta
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838

Philepitta is a genus of bird in the Philepittidae family. Established by Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire in 1838, the genus contains the following species:[1]

The genus name Philepitta is a combination of the French name philédon, for the friarbirds of the Meliphagidae family and pitta, for the birds of the genus "pitta".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Philepitta". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 302. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.