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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: Mulleripicus
Species: M. fulvus - M. funebris - M. pulverulentus


Mulleripicus Bonaparte, 1854

Picus pulverulentus Temminck, 1826, = Mulleripicus pulverulentus


L'Ateneo Italiano 2: 122.

Vernacular names
中文: 灰啄木鸟属

Mulleripicus is a genus of birds in the woodpecker family Picidae. They are found in South and Southeast Asia. The genus forms part of the woodpecker subfamily Picinae and has a sister relationship to the genus Dryocopus whose species are widely distributed in Eurasia and the Americas.

The genus Mulleripicus was erected by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte to accommodate the great slaty woodpecker (Mulleripicus pulverulentus).[1] The genus name honours the German naturalist Salomon Müller,[2] The genus belongs to the tribe Picini and is a member of a clade that contains the five genera: Colaptes, Piculus, Mulleripicus, Dryocopus and Celeus.[3]

The genus contains four species.[4]

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Ashy Woodpecker (Mulleripicus fulvus) on tree trunk (crop 1).jpg Mulleripicus fulvus Ashy woodpecker Sulawesi and surrounding islands in Indonesia
Mulleripicus funebris.jpg Mulleripicus funebris Northern sooty woodpecker Luzon, Marinduque, Catanduanes and the Polillo Islands in the Philippines
Mulleripicus fulginosus Southern sooty woodpecker Mindanao, Leyte, and Samar
Great Slaty Woodpecker Kaladhungi Nainital Uttarakhand India 07.10.2014.jpg Mulleripicus pulverulentus Great slaty woodpecker Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam


Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1854). "Quadro dei volucri zigodattili ossia passeri a piedi scansori". In de Luca, Serafino; Müller, D. (eds.). L'Ateneo Italiano; raccolta di documenti e memorie relative al progresso delle scienze fisiche (in Italian). Volume 2. Parigi [Paris]: Victor Masson. pp. 116–129 [122].
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 261. 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; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Woodpeckers". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 17 May 2020.

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