Thripadectes

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Thripadectes
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Flammulated treehunter (Thripadectes flammulatus)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Thripadectes
P.L. Sclater, 1862
Type species
Anabates flammulatus
Eyton, 1849
Species

7, see text

Thripadectes is a genus of Neotropical birds in the ovenbird family Furnariidae.

Taxonomy

The genus was established by Philip Sclater in 1862 with the flammulated treehunter as the type species. [1] The name Thripadectes is a combination of the Greek words thrips or thripos, meaning "woodworm" and dēktēs, meaning "biter" (from daknō, meaning "to bite"). [2]

The genus contains seven species: [3]

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References

  1. Sclater, P.L. (1862). Catalogue of a Collection of American Birds. London: N. Trubner and Co. p. 157.
  2. Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p.  385. ISBN   978-1-4081-2501-4.
  3. Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Ovenbirds, woodcreepers". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 December 2020.