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CERCOMACRA

(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Rio de Janeiro Antbird C. brasiliana) Gr. κερκος kerkos  tail; μακρος makros  long; "GENUS VI. CERCOMACRA.  Statura major: ptilosis magis unicolor: forma validior: rostrum ad basin dilatatum: cauda longa e rectricibus plerumque decem multum graduatis: acrotarsiis divisis, paratarsiis integris.  These birds form a transition between Formicivora and Pyriglena. I have sometimes been inclined to unite them to the latter; but they differ in their broad flattened bill, which in Pyriglena is compressed throughout.   1. CERCOMACRA CÆRULESCENS.  Myrmothera cærulescens, Vieill. Nouv. Dict. xvii. p. 311.   ...   2. CERCOMACRA CINERASCENS.  Formicivora cærulescens, Sclater, P.Z.S. 1854, p. 112.  Formicivora cinerascens, Sclater, P.Z.S. 1859, p. 131.   ...   3. CERCOMACRA TYRANNINA.  Pyriglena tyrannina, Sclater, P.Z.S. 1855, p. 90. pl. 98. et p. 147.   ...   4. CERCOMACRA NIGRICANS, sp. nov.   ...   5. CERCOMACRA ATROTHORAX.  L'Alapi de Cayenne, Buff. Pl. Enl. 701. fig. 2.  Turdus atrothorax, Bodd. Table d. Pl. Enl.  Turdus alapi, Gm. et auct." (P. Sclater 1858); "Cercomacra Sclater, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 26, 1858, p. 244. Type, by subsequent designation, Cercomacra caerulescens Sclater not Myrmothera caerulescens Vieillot = Cercomacra brasiliana Hellmayr (Sclater, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 15, 1890, p. 263)." (Peters 1951, VII, 213).
Var. Ceromacra.