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Thripadectes flammulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Subfamily: Furnariinae
Genus: Thripadectes
P.L. Sclater, 1862

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Thripadectes is a genus of birds in the family Furnariidae. Established by Philip Lutley Sclater in 1862, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Thripadectes is a combination of the Greek words thrips or thripos, meaning "woodworm" and dēktēs, meaning "biter" (from daknō, meaning "to bite").[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Thripadectes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 385. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.