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Eurylaimus javanicus-20030802.jpg
Banded broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Eurylaimidae
Genus: Eurylaimus
Horsfield, 1821
  • Platyrhynchos

Eurylaimus is a genus of broadbills (family Eurylaimidae) found in Southeast Asia. The name means ‘broad throat’, from the Greek eurus (εὐρύς, ‘broad, wide’) and laimos (λαιμός, ‘throat’).[1]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Extant species[edit]

Two extant species are recognized:[2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Banded Broadbill (14184291444).jpg Eurylaimus javanicus Banded broadbill Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black-and-Yellow Broadbill - Thailand H8O6740.jpg Eurylaimus ochromalus Black-and-yellow broadbill Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand

Former species[edit]

Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Eurylaimus:


  1. ^ William Somerville Orr (1855). Orr's circle of the sciences: a series of treatises on the principles of science, with their application to practical pursuits. p. 517.
  2. ^ "NZ wrens, broadbills & pittas « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  3. ^ "Sarcophanops steerii - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  4. ^ "Sarcophanops samarensis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  5. ^ "Myiagra vanikorensis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  6. ^ "Myiagra ruficollis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  7. ^ "Myiagra cyanoleuca - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-26.