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CHAMAEZA

(Formicariidae; Ϯ Short-tailed Ant-thrush C. campanisona) Gr. χαμαι khamai  on the ground; ζαω zaō  to live (cf. χαμαζη khamazē  on the ground); "Uncommon to locally fairly common on or near the ground in humid and montane forest and mature secondary woodland" (Ridgely & Tudor 1994); "*CHAMÆZA.   Rostrum subbreve, subforte, culmine leviter arcuato; naribus basalibus, oblongo-ovalibus, longitudinalibus, plumis parvulis obtectis.  Alæ brevissimæ, rotundatæ; remige 1ma brevi, 2da et 7ma, 3ta et 6ta æqualibus, longissimis; pogoniis utrinque fere integris.  Pedes subgraciles; tarsis elongatis; acrotarsiis scutellatis, in scuta novem divisis; paratarsiis in scutula plurima divisis; digitis subelongatis, gracilibus, duobus extimis ad basin connexis, unguibus gracilibus, compressis; halluce subelongato, subforti, ungue subelongato, arcuato, maxime compresso.  Cauda brevis, rotundata,   Obs. Genus subfamilias Myiotherinam, Swains., et Merulinam eximie connectens.    MERULOIDES.  ...  Habitat in Brasilia." (Vigors 1825); "Chamaeza Vigors, Zool. Journ., 2, 1825, p. 395. Type, by monotypy, Chamaeza meruloides Vigors = Turdus brevicaudus Vieillot = Myiothera campanisona Lichtenstein." (Peters 1951, VII, 242).
Var. Chamoeza, Chamaezosa (Gr. ζωη zōē  manner of life), Chamaezusa, Chemaeza, Chemoeza.