Scalloped antbird

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Scalloped antbird
Myrmoderus ruficauda Scalloped Antbird (male), Frei Caneca reserve; Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmoderus
M. ruficauda
Binomial name
Myrmoderus ruficauda
Myrmoderus ruficauda map.svg

Myrmeciza ruficauda

The scalloped antbird (Myrmoderus ruficauda) is a species of passerine bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is endemic to Brazil.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The scalloped antbird was formerly included in the genus Myrmeciza. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2013 found that Myrmeciza, as then defined, was polyphyletic.[2] In the resulting rearrangement to create monotypic genera four species including the scalloped antbird were moved to the resurrected genus Myrmoderus.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Myrmoderus ruficauda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22701795A132070491. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22701795A132070491.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Isler, M.L.; Bravo, G.A.; Brumfield, R.T. (2013). "Taxonomic revision of Myrmeciza (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) into 12 genera based on phylogenetic, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3717 (4): 469–497. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3717.4.3. PMID 26176119.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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