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Black-crested Antshrike female.jpg
Female black-crested antshrike
Sakesphorus luctuosus - Glossy Antshrike.JPG
Female glossy antshrike
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Sakesphorus
Chubb, 1918
Type species
Lanius canadensis
Linnaeus, 1766

Sakesphorus is a genus of passerine birds in the antbird family, Thamnophilidae.

The genus Sakesphorus was erected by the British ornithologist Charles Chubb in 1918 with the black-crested antshrike as the type species.[1] The name of genus is from the Ancient Greek sakesphoros "shield-bearing", from sakeos "shield" and -phoros "-bearing".[2]

The genus contains the following species:[3]


  1. ^ Chubb, Charles (1918). "Descriptions of new genera and a new subspecies of South American birds". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. series 9. 2: 122-124 [123]. 
  2. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E., eds. "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 1 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  • Brumfield, R.T.; Edwards, S.V. (2007). "Evolution into and out of the Andes: a Bayesian analysis of historical diversification in Thamnophilus antshrikes". Evolution. 61: 346–367. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00039.xFreely accessible.