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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
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Piciformes

Familia: Picidae
Subfamilia: Picinae
Genus: Chrysocolaptes
Species: C. erythrocephalus – C. festivus – C. guttacristatus – C. haematribon – C. lucidus – C. stricklandi – C. strictus – C. xanthocephalus

Chrysocolaptes Blyth, 1843

The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 12 p.1004
IOC World Bird List s. 9.2.

Chrysocolaptes is a genus of birds in the woodpecker family Picidae that are found in South and Southeast Asia.

The genus was introduced by English zoologist Edward Blyth in 1843.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as the Javan flameback (Chrysocolaptes strictus) by Scottish ornithologist Edward Hargitt in 1890.[2] The genus name combines the Ancient Greek khrusos meaning "gold" and kolaptēs meaning "chiseller".[3] The genus belongs to the tribe Campephilini in the subfamily Picinae and is sister to the orange-backed woodpecker, the only species in the genus Reinwardtipicus.[4]

The genus contains these eight species:[5]

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
White-naped Woodpecker (Chrysocolaptes festivus) in Hyderabad W IMG 7547.jpg Chrysocolaptes festivus White-naped woodpecker India
Greater Flameback Woodpecker (male).jpg Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus Greater flameback Southern China, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, western and central Java, and northeast Borneo
ChrysocolaptesStricklandiLegge.jpg Chrysocolaptes stricklandi Crimson-backed flameback Sri Lanka
Javan Flameback - Baluran NP - East Java, Indonesia.jpg Chrysocolaptes strictus Javan flameback Java, Bali, and Kangean Islands
Chrysocolaptes haematribon - 1838 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ18700173.tif Chrysocolaptes haematribon Luzon flameback Luzon, Polillo, Catanduanes, and Marinduque, the Philippines
ChrysocolaptesXanthocephalusKeulemans.jpg Chrysocolaptes xanthocephalus Yellow-faced flameback Philippine islands of Negros, Guimaras, Panay, Masbate, and Ticao
Greater Goldenback - Ghatgarh, Uttarakhand, India (14979939507).jpg Chrysocolaptes lucidus Buff-spotted flameback Philippine islands of Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Biliran, Panaon, Mindanao, Basilan, and Samal
Chrysocolaptes erythrocephalus - Keulemans.jpg Chrysocolaptes erythrocephalus Red-headed flameback Philippine islands of Balabac, Palawan, Busuanga, and Calamian


Blyth, Edward (1843). "Mr Blyth's monthly report for the December meeting, 1842, with addenda subsequently appended". Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 12 Part 2 (143): 925–1011 [1004].
Hargitt, Edward (1890). Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Volume 18: Scansores. London: British Museum. p. 442.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Shakya, S.B.; Fuchs, J.; Pons, J.M.; Sheldon, F.H. (2017). "Tapping the woodpecker tree for evolutionary insight". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 116: 182–191. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2017.09.005. PMID 28890006.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Woodpeckers". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 11 August 2019.

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