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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: Furnariida
Superfamilia: Formicaroidea

Familia: Grallariidae
Genus: Myrmothera
Species: M. campanisona – M. simplex – M. subcanescens

plus: M. berlepschi – M. dives – M. fulviventris
[acc. Carneiro, Bravo & Aleixo (2019); SACC 832]


Myrmothera Vieillot, 1816

Typus: Myrmornim campanisonam Hermann, 1783 = Myrmothera campanisona


Myrmecothera (variation)
Codonistris Gloger, 1842 Gemein.Handb.-undHilfsb. p. 303

Primary references

Vieillot, L.J.P. 1816. Analyse d'une nouvelle ornithologie élémentaire. 70 pp. Paris: Deterville. Original description p. 43 BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Carneiro, L.S., Bravo, G.A., Aristizábal, N., Cuervo, A.M. & Aleixo, A.. 2018. Molecular systematics and biogeography of lowland antpittas (Aves, Grallariidae): the role of vicariance and dispersal in the diversification of a widespread Neotropical lineage. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120: 375–389. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.11.019Reference page.
Carneiro, L.S., Bravo, G.A & Aleixo, A. 2019. Phenotypic similarity leads to taxonomic inconsistency: A revision of the lowland's antpittas. Zoologica Scripta. 48: 46–56. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12324 Paywall Reference page.

Myrmothera is a genus of birds belonging to the family Grallariidae. Established by French ornithologist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot in 1816, it contains two or three species, depending on the taxonomy followed.[1] The International Ornithological Congress (IOC) recognises three species:[2]

Thrush-like antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona)
Tapajos antpitta (Myrmothera subcanescens)
Tepui antpitta (Myrmothera simplex)

Some other taxonomies, including those followed by the Integrated Taxonomic Information System and Handbook of Birds of the World, consider the Tapajos antpitta to be a subspecies of the thrush-like antpitta.[3][4] Based on DNA analysis, the genus is considered to be a sister taxon to the genus Hylopezus.[1] The name Myrmothera is a compound word created from the Greek words murmos, meaning "ant" and -theras, meaning "hunter" (from therao, meaning "to hunt).[5]

"Taxonomic structure and notes". Handbook of Birds of the World Alive. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
"IOC World Bird List: Antthrushes, antpittas, gnateaters, tapaculos, crescentchests". International Ornithological Congress. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
"Myrmothera campanisona (Hermann, 1783)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
"Thrush-like Antpitta (Myrmothera campanisona)". Handbook of Birds of the World Alive. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
Jobling, James A. (2010). "The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names". London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 264.

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