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Schiffornis virescens.jpg
Greenish schiffornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Schiffornis
Bonaparte, 1854

Schiffornis is a genus of bird in the family Tityridae. It has traditionally been placed in the manakin family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae,[1] where now placed by SACC. Instead of schiffornis, they are sometimes referred to as mourners; a name shared with members of the genera Laniocera, Laniisoma and Rhytipterna.



  1. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae - South American Classification Committee (2007)