Yasuni antwren

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Yasuni antwren
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Epinecrophylla
Species: E. fjeldsaai
Binomial name
Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai
(Krabbe, Isler, Isler, Whitney, Alvarez & Greenfield, 1999)

The Yasuni antwren (Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai), also called brown-backed antwren or Yasuni stipplethroat, is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The Yasuni antwren was described in 1999 and given the binomial name Mymotherula fjeldsaai.[2] The present genus Epinecrophylla was introduced in 2006.[3] Some ornithologists have proposed that the Yasuni antwren should be treated as a subspecies of the Napo stipple-throated antwren (Epinecrophylla haematonota).[4][5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Epinecrophylla haematonota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103657355A93831699.en. Retrieved 8 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Krabbe, N.; Isler, M.L.; Isler, P.R.; Whitney, B.M.; Alvarez, J.; Greenfield, P.J. (1999). "A new species in the Myrmotherula haematonota superspecies (Aves; Thamnophilidae) from the Western Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador and Peru" (PDF). Wilson Bulletin. 111 (2): 157–165. 
  3. ^ Isler, M.L.; Lacerda, D.R.; Isler, P.R.; Hackett, S.J.; Rosenberg, K.V.; Brumfield, R.T. (2006). "Epinecrophylla, a new genus of antwrens (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae)" (PDF). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 119 (4): 522–527. doi:10.2988/0006-324X(2006)119[522:EANGOA]2.0.CO;2. 
  4. ^ Whitney, B.M.; Schunck, F.; Rego, M.A.; Silveira, L.F. (2013). "A new species of Zimmerius tyrannulet from the upper Madeira-Tapajos interfluvium in central Amazonian Brazil: birds don't always occur where they "should"". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Special Volume: New Species and Global Index. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. pp. 286–291. ISBN 978-84-96553-88-0. 
  5. ^ Isler, M (October 2013). "Proposal (590): Treat Epinecrophylla fjeldsaai as a subspecies of E. haematonota". South American Classification Committee of the American Ornithological Society. Retrieved 8 March 2018. 

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