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Laniocera rufescens

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: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Tyrannida
Familia: Tyrannidae
Genus: Laniocera
Species: Laniocera rufescens
Subspecies: L. r. griseigula - L. r. rufescens - L. r. tertia


Laniocera rufescens (P.L. Sclater, 1858)

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Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1857) Pt25 no.344 p.276

The Speckled Mourner (Laniocera rufescens) is a species of bird in the Tityridae family. It has traditionally been placed in the cotinga family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae[1], where now placed by SACC. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


1. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae - South American Classification Committee (2007)

* BirdLife International 2004. Laniocera rufescens. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.

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