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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: Furnarioidea

Familia: Furnariidae
Genus: Ochetorhynchus
Species: O. andaecola – O. melanurus – O. phoenicurus – O. ruficaudus

Ochetorhynchus Meyen, 1834

Ochetorhynchus ruficaudus Meyen, 1834


Eremobius Gould, (1839) p.69 BHL
Enicornis Gray, 1840 p.17 BHL
Chilia Salvadori, 1908
Ochethiorhynchus Cabanis [emendation]

Primary references

Nova Acta (Verhandlungen) Academia Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Germanica Naturae Curisorum 16 Suppl. p.80

Additional references

Irestedt, M., Fjeldså, J. & Ericson, P.G.P. 2006. Evolution of the ovenbird-woodcreeper assemblage (Aves: Furnariidae) – major shifts in nest architecture and adaptive radiation. Journal of Avian Biology 37: 260–272. DOI: 10.1111/j.2006.0908-8857.03612.xAbstract and PDF. Reference page.
Fjeldså, J., Irestedt, M., Jønsson, K.A., Ohlson, J.I. & Ericson, P.G.P. 2007. Phylogeny of the ovenbird genus Upucerthia: A case of independent adaptations for terrestrial life. Zoologica Scripta 36(2): 133–141. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2006.00270.x ResearchGate Reference page.
Chesser, R.T., Barker, F.K. & Brumfield, R.T. 2007. Fourfold polyphyly of the genus formerly known as Upucerthia, with notes on the systematics and evolution of the avian subfamily Furnariinae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44(3):1320-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.04.014 AbstractReference page.

Ochetorhynchus is a genus of earthcreepers, birds in the family Furnariidae. They are found in open to semi-open habitats in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

The genus contains the following species:[1]

Rock earthcreeper, Ochetorhynchus andaecola – formerly in genus Upucerthia.
Straight-billed earthcreeper, Ochetorhynchus ruficaudus – formerly in genus Upucerthia.
Band-tailed earthcreeper, Ochetorhynchus phoenicurus – formerly in monotypic genus Eremobius.
Crag chilia, Ochetorhynchus melanurus – formerly in monotypic genus Chilia.


Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (January 2021). "Ovenbirds, woodcreepers". IOC World Bird List Version 11.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 29 June 2021.

SACC (2007). Reinstate Ochetorhynchus and merge Chilia and Eremobius into it. Accessed 2008-10-28.

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