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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: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Tyrannida

Familia: Tyrannidae
Genus: Myiarchus
Species: M. antillarum – M. apicalis – M. barbirostris – M. cephalotes – M. cinerascens – M. crinitus – M. ferox – M. magnirostris – M. nugator – M. nuttingi – M. oberi – M. panamensis – M. phaeocephalus – M. sagrae – M. semirufus – M. stolidus – M. swainsoni – M. tuberculifer – M. tyrannulus – M. validus – M. venezuelensis – M. yucatanensis

Myiarchus Cabanis, 1844

Typus: Muscicapa ferox Gmelin, 1789 = Myiarchus ferox


Onychopterus Reichenbach, 1850 Av.Syst.Nat. pl.LXV
Kaupornis Bonaparte, 1854 Ann.Sci.Nat., Zool. p. 133
Myionax Cabanis & Heine Sr., 1859 Mus.Hein. p.73
Eribates Ridgway, 1893 Proc.U.S.Natl.Mus. p. 606
Hylonax Ridgway, 1905 Proc.Biol.Soc.Wash. p. 210
Muscifur Bangs & T.E. Penard, 1921 Bull.Mus.Comp.Zool. p. 376
Myarchus orth. err.​


Cabanis, J. 1844. [New genera] In: Tschudi, J.J. von. Avium conspectus quae in Republica Peruana reperiuntur et pleraeque observatae vel collectae sunt in itinere. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 10 pt1: 262-317. Nicholai'schen Buchhandlung. Berlin. BHL Reference page. Original description p. 272 BHL

Myiarchus is a genus of tyrant flycatchers. Most species are fairly similar looking and are easier to separate by voice than plumage.

Myiarchus flycatchers are fairly large tyrant-flycatchers at 16–23 cm (6.3–9 in) long. They are all partially crested with a brown to gray back and head, a rufous to blackish tail and yellow to pale underparts (only exception is the rufous flycatcher with rufous underparts). They typically forage by perching on an open branch and looking outward and downward for prey, which primarily consists of insects. Once it spots a potential meal, the flycatcher rapidly and directly flies at the insect, which is normally on the exposed upper surface of a leaf or twig. It hovers briefly before the insect before grabbing it in its beak and flying away to typically a new perch.[1]

The genus contains 22 species:[2]

Rufous flycatcher, Myiarchus semirufus
Yucatan flycatcher, Myiarchus yucatanensis
Sad flycatcher, Myiarchus barbirostris
Dusky-capped flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer
Swainson's flycatcher, Myiarchus swainsoni
Venezuelan flycatcher, Myiarchus venezuelensis
Panamanian flycatcher, Myiarchus panamensis
Short-crested flycatcher, Myiarchus ferox
Pale-edged flycatcher, Myiarchus cephalotes
Sooty-crowned flycatcher, Myiarchus phaeocephalus
Apical flycatcher, Myiarchus apicalis
Ash-throated flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens
Nutting's flycatcher, Myiarchus nuttingi
Great crested flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
Brown-crested flycatcher, Myiarchus tyrannulus
Grenada flycatcher, Myiarchus nugator
Galapagos flycatcher, Myiarchus magnirostris
Rufous-tailed flycatcher, Myiarchus validus
La Sagra's flycatcher, Myiarchus sagrae
Stolid flycatcher, Myiarchus stolidus
Lesser Antillean flycatcher, Myiarchus oberi
Puerto Rican flycatcher, Myiarchus antillarum


Lanyon, Wesley (July 1982). "Behavior, Morphology, and Systematics of the Flammulated Flycatcher of Mexico" (PDF). Auk. 99 (3): 414–423. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Tyrant flycatchers". World Bird List Version 9.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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