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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis: Sarcopterygii
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Thamnophilida

Familia: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Thamnophilus
Species: T. aethiops – T. amazonicus – T. ambiguus – T. aroyae – T. atrinucha – T. bernardi – T. bridgesi – T. caerulescens – T. cryptoleucus – T. divisorius – T. doliatus – T. insignis – T. melanonotus – T. melanothorax – T. multistriatus – T. murinus – T. nigriceps – T. nigrocinereus – T. palliatus – T. pelzelni – T. praecox – T. punctatus – T. ruficapillus – T. schistaceus – T. stictocephalus – T. sticturus – T. tenuepunctatus – T. torquatus – T. unicolor – T. zarumae

Thamnophilus Vieillot, 1816

Typus: Lanius doliatus Linnaeus, 1764 = Thamnophilus doliatus


Erionotus Cabanis & Heine Sr, 1859 Mus.Hein. p. 15
Rhopochares Cabanis & Heine Sr, 1859 Mus.Hein. p. 17
Abalius Cabanis, 1861 J.Orn. p. 242
Tamnophilus [variation]​
Thamnoplius [variation]

Primary references

Vieillot, L.J.P. 1816. Analyse d'une nouvelle ornithologie élémentaire. 70 pp. Paris: Deterville. Original description p. 40 BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Whitney, B.M.; Oren, D.C. & Brumfield, R.T. 2004. A new species of Thamnophilus Antshrike (Aves: Thamnophilidae) from the Serra do Divisor, Acre, Brazil. The Auk 121(4): 1031-1039. Full article (PDF) Reference page.
Brumfield, R. T. & Edwards, S.V. (2007). Evolution into and out of the Andes: A Bayesian analysis of historical diversification in Thamnophilus antshrikes. Evolution 61: 346–361. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00039.x Full article viewReference page.

Vernacular names
English: Antshrikes
español: Batarás
français: Bataras
português: Chocas

Thamnophilus is a genus of antbird in the antbird family, Thamnophilidae. The species in this genus are commonly known as antshrikes. They are insectivores that feed by gleaning prey from foliage and are found in the Neotropics.

The genus Thamnophilus was introduced by the French ornithologist Louis Vieillot in 1816.[1] The name combines the Ancient Greek words thamnos "bush" and philos "loving".[2] The type species was subsequently designated as the barred antshrike.[3]

The genus contains the following species:[4]

Collared antshrike, Thamnophilus bernardi
Black-backed antshrike, Thamnophilus melanonotus
Band-tailed antshrike, Thamnophilus melanothorax
Barred antshrike, Thamnophilus doliatus
Chapman's antshrike, Thamnophilus zarumae
Bar-crested antshrike, Thamnophilus multistriatus
Chestnut-backed antshrike, Thamnophilus palliatus
Lined antshrike, Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus
Black-hooded antshrike, Thamnophilus bridgesi
Black antshrike, Thamnophilus nigriceps
Cocha antshrike, Thamnophilus praecox
Blackish-grey antshrike, Thamnophilus nigrocinereus
Castelnau's antshrike, Thamnophilus cryptoleucus
White-shouldered antshrike, Thamnophilus aethiops
Uniform antshrike, Thamnophilus unicolor
Upland antshrike, Thamnophilus aroyae
Plain-winged antshrike, Thamnophilus schistaceus
Mouse-colored antshrike, Thamnophilus murinus
Black-crowned antshrike, Thamnophilus atrinucha
Northern slaty antshrike, Thamnophilus punctatus
Natterer's slaty antshrike, Thamnophilus stictocephalus
Bolivian slaty antshrike, Thamnophilus sticturus
Planalto slaty antshrike, Thamnophilus pelzelni
Sooretama slaty antshrike, Thamnophilus ambiguus
Acre antshrike, Thamnophilus divisorius
Streak-backed antshrike, Thamnophilus insignis
Amazonian antshrike, Thamnophilus amazonicus
Variable antshrike, Thamnophilus caerulescens
Rufous-winged antshrike, Thamnophilus torquatus
Rufous-capped antshrike, Thamnophilus ruficapillus


Vieillot, Louis Jean Pierre (1816). Analyse d'une Nouvelle Ornithologie Élémentaire (in French). Paris: Deterville - self. p. 40.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 383. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Peters, James Lee, ed. (1951). Check-list of Birds of the World. Vol. 7. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. pp. 162–163.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 4 February 2018.

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