Squamate antbird

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Squamate antbird
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Myrmoderus
M. squamosus
Binomial name
Myrmoderus squamosus
(Pelzeln, 1868)

Myrmeciza squamosa

The squamate antbird (Myrmoderus squamosus) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

The squamate antbird was described by the Austrian ornithologist August von Pelzeln in 1868 and given the binomial name Myrmeciza squamosa.[2] A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2013 found that Myrmeciza was polyphyletic.[3] In the resulting rearrangement to create monotypic genera four species including the squamate antbird were moved to the resurrected genus Myrmoderus.[4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Myrmoderus squamosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22701801A130217103. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22701801A130217103.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ von Pelzeln, August (1868). Zur Ornithologie Brasiliens : Resultate von Johann Natterers Reisen in den Jahren 1817 bis 1835 (in German and Latin). Vol. 2. Wien: A. Pichler's Witwe & Sohn. pp. 87, 162.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.