Predicted antwren

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Predicted antwren
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Herpsilochmus
Species: H. praedictus
Binomial name
Herpsilochmus praedictus
Cohn-Haft & Bravo, 2013

The predicted antwren (Herpsilochmus praedictus) is an insectivorous bird in the antbird family, Thamnophilidae.

The predicted antwren was first described in 2013. The name refers to the fact that the bird was predicted to be a separate species on the basis of its distinctive vocalizations, which was later confirmed by analysis of its mitochondrial DNA.[2]

It is found in Amazonian Brazil.

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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Herpsilochmus praedictus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103657630A119209060.en. Retrieved 8 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Cohn-Haft, M.; Bravo, G.A. (2013). "A new species of Herpsilochmus antwren from west of the Rio Madeira in Amazonian Brazil" (PDF). In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Special Volume: New Species and Global Index. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. pp. 272–276. ISBN 978-84-96553-88-0.