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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
Infraordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Sylvioidea

Familia: Cisticolidae
Genus: Camaroptera
Species: C. brachyura - C. brevicaudata - C. chloronota - C. harterti - C. superciliaris

Camaroptera Sundevall, 1850
Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 7 p. 103

Camaroptera is a genus of small passerine birds in the family Cisticolidae that are found in sub-Saharan Africa.

The genus was erected by the Swedish zoologist Carl Jakob Sundevall in 1850. The type species is the green-backed camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura).[1][2] The word Camaroptera comes from the Ancient Greek kamara for "arch" and pteron for "wing".[3]

The genus contains the following five species:[4]

Green-backed camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura)
Grey-backed camaroptera (Camaroptera brevicaudata)
Hartert's camaroptera (Camaroptera harterti)
Yellow-browed camaroptera (Camaroptera superciliaris)
Olive-green camaroptera (Camaroptera chloronota)

Molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that the green-backed and the grey-backed camaroptera are closely related,[5][6][7] and some taxonomists treat them as conspecific.[8]

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Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Grassbirds, Donacobius, Malagasy warblers, cisticolas & allies". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
Nguembock, B.; Fjeldså, J.; Tillier, A.; Pasquet, E. (2007). "A phylogeny for the Cisticolidae (Aves: Passeriformes) based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence data, and a re-interpretation of an unique nest-building specialization". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 42 (1): 272–286. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.07.008. PMID 16949311.
Nguembock, B.; Cruaud, C.; Denys, C. (2012). "A large evaluation of passerine cisticolids (Aves: Passeriformes): more about their phylogeny and diversification". Open Ornithology Journal. 5: 42–56. doi:10.2174/1874453201205010042.
Olsson, U.; Irestedt, M.; Sangster, G.; Ericson, P.G.P.; Alström, P. (2013). "Systematic revision of the avian family Cisticolidae based on a multi-locus phylogeny of all genera". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 66 (3): 790–9. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2012.11.004. PMID 23159891.

Ryan, P. (2017). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Bleating Camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 27 August 2017.

Ryan, Peter (2006). Family Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies). pp. 378–492 in del Hoyo J., Elliott A. & Christie D.A. (2006) Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 11. Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers Lynx Edicions, Barcelona ISBN 978-84-96553-06-4

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