Order Passeriformes

Family Thamnophilidae

Typical Antbirds
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General

Recent phylogenetic studies#R#R#R have led to internal clarification of family and its division into two subfamilies, Thamnophilinae and Myrmornithinae; subsequent work has erected a third, Euchrepomidinae (see below, Euchrepomis).

  • 7-34 cm.
  • 61 genera, 242 species, 523 taxa.
  • 34 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2017). Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52291 on 17 August 2017).