Slate-colored antbird

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Slate-colored antbird
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmelastes
M. schistaceus
Binomial name
Myrmelastes schistaceus
(Sclater, PL, 1858)
  • Percnostola schistacea (Sclater, 1858)
  • Schistocichla schistacea (Sclater, 1858)

The slate-colored antbird (Myrmelastes schistaceus) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

The slate-colored antbird was described by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1858 and given the binomial name Hypnocmenis schistacea.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Myrmelastes schistaceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22701755A93848101. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22701755A93848101.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L. (1858). "Synopsis of the American ant-birds (Formicariidae). Part II containing the Formicivorinae". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 26: 232–254 [252]. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1858.tb06370.x.