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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: Passeri
Parvordo: Corvida
Superfamilia: Corvoidea

Familia: Vangidae
Genus: Newtonia
Species: N. amphichroa - N. archboldi - N. brunneicauda - N. fanovanae
Name

Newtonia Schlegel & Pollen, 1868
References
Recherches sur la Faune de Madagascar et de ses dependances 2 p. 101

Newtonia is a genus of passerine birds containing four to five species. They were formerly classified in the Old World warbler family Sylviidae or Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae but have recently been shown to belong to the vanga family Vangidae.[1] They are endemic to Madagascar where they occur in forest or scrubland. They forage in pairs for insects, often joining mixed-species feeding flocks.

They are small plump birds, about 12 centimetres in length. They have slender bills and usually have a pale eye. Their plumage is mainly grey or brown, paler on the underparts. They have loud, repeated songs.
Species list

List of species in taxonomic order:

Northern dark newtonia, Newtonia amphichroa
Southern dark newtonia, Newtonia lavarambo (sometimes considered a subspecies of N. amphichroa)
Common newtonia, Newtonia brunneicauda
Archbold's newtonia, Newtonia archboldi
Red-tailed newtonia, Newtonia fanovanae

References

Yamagishi, Satoshi; Honda, Masanao; Eguchi, Kazuhiro & Thorstrom, Russel (2001) "Extreme endemic radiation of the Malagasy Vangas (Aves: Passeriformes)" Journal of Molecular Evolution, 53: 39-46

Sinclair, Ian & Langrand, Olivier (2003) Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands, Struik, Cape Town.

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