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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Tyrannida

Familia: Tyrannidae
Genus: Fluvicola
Species: F. albiventer – F. nengeta – F. pica

Fluvicola Swainson, 1827

Typus: Lanius nengeta Linnaeus, 1766 = Fluvicola nengeta


Swainson, W.J. 1827. On several Groups and Forms in Ornithology not hitherto defined. The Zoological Journal Vol.3 From January, 1827 to April, 1828 Art.15: 158–175; Art.35: 343–363 London. Original description p. 172 BHLReference page.

Fluvicola is a genus of birds in the tyrant flycatcher family Tyrannidae.

The genus was introduced by the English naturalist William John Swainson in 1827.[1] He designated the type species as the masked water tyrant (Fluvicola nengeta) in 1831.[2][3] The genus name is derived from a combination of Latin fluvius meaning "river" and -cola meaning "dweller".[4]

The genus contains the following three species:[5]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Fluvicola pica (Viudita común) (14604975354).jpg Fluvicola pica Pied water tyrant from Panama and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Argentina.
Black-backed Water-Tyrant - Brazil MG 8606 (16730865190).jpg Fluvicola albiventer Black-backed water tyrant central and northeastern Brazil and south through Bolivia, Paraguay, northern Argentina and Uruguay; also eastern Peru
Fluvicola nengeta.jpeg Fluvicola nengeta Masked water tyrant eastern and southeastern Brazil, western Ecuador, and coastal border regions of northwest Peru


Swainson, William John (1827). "On several groups and forms in ornithology, not hitherto defined". Zoological Journal. 3: 158–175 [172].
Swainson, William John (1831). Zoological illustrations, or, Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals. Series 2. Volume 2. London: Baldwin, Cradock. Plate 46 text.
Dickinson, E.C.; Christidis, L., eds. (2014). The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines (4th ed.). Eastbourne, UK: Aves Press. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-9568611-2-2.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Tyrant flycatchers". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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