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Megalurulus grosvenori

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Sylvioidea
Familia: Sylviidae
Genus: Megalurulus
Species: Megalurulus grosvenori

Name

Megalurulus grosvenori (Gilliard, 1960)

Vernacular names

Reference

American Museum Novitates no.2008 p.1

The Bismarck Thicketbird (Megalurulus grosvenori) is a bird species. Previously placed in the "Old World Warbler" family Sylviidae, it does not seem to be a close relative of the typical warblers; probably it belongs in the newly-recognized grass-warbler family Megaluridae. It is found only in the rarely visited highlands of the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

This little-known species was for long classified as a data deficient species by the IUCN, due to the general lack of reliable data on its distribution and numbers.[1] While there have been no records since its discovery in 1959, recent evidence suggests the habitat destruction in the Bismarck Archipelago presents a greater risk than previously believed, leading to the Bismarck Thicketbird being listed as a Vulnerable in the 2008 redlist.[2]
Footnotes

1. ^ BLI (2004)
2. ^ BLI (2008)

References

* BirdLife International (BLI) (2004). Megalurulus grosvenori. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 10 July 2007.
* BirdLife International (BLI) (2008): 2008 IUCN Redlist status changes. Retrieved 2008-MAY-23.

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