Thripadectes

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Thripadectes
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Flammulated treehunter (Thripadectes flammulatus)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Thripadectes
P.L. Sclater, 1862
Species

7, see text

Thripadectes is a genus of birds in the family Furnariidae. Established by Philip Lutley Sclater in 1862, it contains the following 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]

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References

  1. "ITIS Report: Thripadectes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System . Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p.  385. ISBN   978-1-4081-2501-4.