Yapacana antbird

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Yapacana antbird
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Aprositornis
Isler, Bravo & Brumfield, 2013
A. disjuncta
Binomial name
Aprositornis disjuncta
Friedmann, 1945
Aprositornis disjuncta map.svg
  • Myrmeciza disjuncta

The Yapacana antbird (Aprositornis disjuncta) is a species of passerine bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in far eastern Colombia, southern Venezuela and northern Brazil. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The Yapacana antbird was originally described by the American ornithologist Herbert Friedmann in 1945 and given the binomial name Myrmeciza disjuncta.[2] A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2013 found that the genus Myrmeciza, as then defined, was polyphyletic.[3] In the resulting rearrangement to create monophyletic genera the Yapacana antbird was moved to its own genus Aprositornis.[4] The name of the genus combines the Ancient Greek words aprositos "unapproachable" or "hard to get at" and ornis "bird".[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Aprositornis disjuncta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22701820A93850190. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22701820A93850190.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Friedmann, Herbert (1945). "A new Ant-thrush from Venezuela". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 58: 83–84.
  3. ^ a b 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. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.