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Terenura maculata - Streak-capped antwren (male).JPG
Streak-capped antwren (Terenura maculata)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Terenura
Cabanis & Heine, 1859
Type species
Myiothera maculata

Terenura is a genus of insectivorous passerine birds in the antbird family, Thamnophilidae.

The genus was erected by the German ornithologists Jean Cabanis and Ferdinand Heine in 1860 with the streak-capped antwren as the type species.[1][2] The name of the genus comes from the Ancient Greek words terēn for "soft" and oura for "tail".[3]

The genus contains two species:[4]

The genus formerly included an additional four species but these were moved to the newly erected genus Euchrepomis based on the results of a genetic study published in 2012.[5]


  1. ^ Cabanis, Jean; Heine, Ferdinand (1860). Museum Heineanum : Verzeichniss der ornithologischen Sammlung des Oberamtmann Ferdinand Heine, auf Gut St. Burchard vor Halberstadt (in German and Latin). Vol. 2. Halberstadt: R. Frantz. p. 9.
  2. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1951). Check-list of Birds of the World. Vol. 7. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 211.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 382. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  5. ^ Bravo, G.A.; Remsen, J.V.; Whitney, B.M.; Brumfield, R.T. (2012). "DNA sequence data reveal a subfamily-level divergence within Thamnophilidae (Aves: Passeriformes)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65 (1): 287–293. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.06.016. PMID 22760026.