Rusty-margined flycatcher

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Rusty-margined flycatcher
Rusty-margined flycatcher (Myiozetetes cayanensis hellmayri).jpg
M. c. cayanensis
Chagres River, Panama
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiozetetes
M. cayanensis
Binomial name
Myiozetetes cayanensis
(Linnaeus, 1766)

Muscicapa cayanensis Linnaeus, 1766

The rusty-margined flycatcher (Myiozetetes cayanensis) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers.

It is found in northern and central South America in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela; also eastern Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Near Playas de Juan Hombron - Panama


In 1760 the French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson included a description of the rusty-margined flycatcher in his Ornithologie based on a specimen collected in Cayenne in French Guiana. He used the French name Le gobe-mouche de Cayenne and the Latin Muscicapa Cayanensis.[2] Although Brisson coined Latin names, these do not conform to the binomial system and are not recognised by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.[3] When in 1766 the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus updated his Systema Naturae for the twelfth edition, he added 240 species that had been previously described by Brisson.[3] One of these was the rusty-margined flycatcher. Linnaeus included a brief description, used Brisson's Latin name as the binomial name Muscicapa cayanensis and cited Brisson's work.[4] This species is now placed in the genus Myiozetetes that was introduced by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1859 .[5] Four subspecies are recognised.[6]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myiozetetes cayanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Brisson, Mathurin Jacques (1760). Ornithologie, ou, Méthode contenant la division des oiseaux en ordres, sections, genres, especes & leurs variétés (in French and Latin). Volume 2. Paris: Jean-Baptiste Bauche. pp. 404–406, Plate 38 fig 4. The two stars (**) at the start of the section indicates that Brisson based his description on the examination of a specimen.
  3. ^ a b Allen, J.A. (1910). "Collation of Brisson's genera of birds with those of Linnaeus". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 28: 317–335.
  4. ^ Linnaeus, Carl (1766). Systema naturae : per regna tria natura, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis (in Latin). Volume 1, Part 1 (12th ed.). Holmiae (Stockholm): Laurentii Salvii. p. 327.
  5. ^ Sclater, Philip Lutley (1859). "Descriptions of new species of the American family Tyrannidae". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 27 (1): 40-46 [45, 46].
  6. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Old World sparrows, snowfinches, weavers". World Bird List Version 8.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 1 July 2018.

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