Spot-throated woodcreeper

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Spot-throated woodcreeper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Certhiasomus
Derryberry et al., 2010
Species: C. stictolaema
Binomial name
Certhiasomus stictolaema
(Pelzeln, 1868)

Deconychura stictolaema

The spot-throated woodcreeper (Certhiasomus stictolaemus) is a species of bird in the Dendrocolaptinae subfamily. It is the only species in the genus Certhiasomus (i.e. the genus is monotypic). It was formerly included in Deconychura together with the long-tailed woodcreeper, but the two are not closely related.[1]

It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It has three subspecies:

  • Certhiasomus stictolaemus secundus of sColombia, sVenezuela:sAmazonas, neEcuador, nePeru, nwBrazil:east to Rio Negro & Rio Madeira
  • Certhiasomus stictolaemus clarior of Brazil:from Rio Negro east to Amapá, French Guiana, Guyana
  • Certhiasomus stictolaemus stictolaemus of Brazil:south of Amazon from Rio Madeira east to lower Rio Tocantins & Maranhão & south to northern Mato Grosso


  1. ^ Derryberry, E., S. Claramunt, R. T. Chesser, A. Aleixo, J. Cracraft, R. G. Moyle & R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Certhiasomus, a new genus of woodcreeper (Aves: Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae). Zootaxa 2416:44-50.