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Dull-mantled antbird (Sipia laemosticta)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Sipia
Hellmayr, 1924
Type species
Pyriglena berlepschi
Hartert, 1898

Sipia is a genus of passerine birds in the family Thamnophilidae.

The genus contains four species:[1]

These species were formerly placed 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 monophyletic genera these four species were moved to the resurrected genus Sipia which had been introduced by the Austrian ornithologist Carl Eduard Hellmayr in 1924.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  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. ^ Hellmayr, Carl Eduard (1924). Catalogue of Birds of the Americas and the Adjacent Islands. Field Museum Natural History Publications. Zoological Series. Vol. 13. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. p. 224.