Southern chestnut-tailed antbird
|Southern chestnut-tailed antbird|
|At Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil|
(Sclater, CL, 1857)
The southern chestnut-tailed antbird (Sciaphylax hemimelaena) is a species of passerine bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in the Amazon Rainforest in far southern Colombia, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia, and western and central Brazil.
The southern chestnut-tailed antbird was originally described by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1857 and given the binomial name Myrmeciza emimelaena. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2013 found that the genus Myrmeciza, as then defined, was polyphyletic. In the resulting rearrangement to create monophyletic genera the southern chestnut-tailed antbird and the northern chestnut-tailed antbird were moved to a newly erected genus Sciaphylax.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Sciaphylax hemimelaena". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Sclater, Philip Lutley (1857). "Characters of some apparently new species of American Ant-Thrushes". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 25: 46–48 .
- 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.
- Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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