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ISLERIA

(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Rufous-bellied Antwren I. guttata) Morton L. Isler (b. 1929) and Phyllis R. Isler (b. 1931) US ornithologists. "Isleria gen. nov.  Type species. Myrmothera guttata Vieillot, ca. 1825.   ... We take great pleasure in naming this genus after Morton and Phyllis Isler in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the knowledge of the taxonomy and systematics of Neotropical birds, especially antbirds of the family Thamnophilidae. Their milestone syntheses of tanager biology ...  antbird vocalizations  ...  and antbird biology  ...  have provided solid foundations for the advancement of scientific knowledge of these groups  ...  The Islers' enthusiasm to learn, collaborate, and share their extraordinary knowledge of bird biology has become their trademark, and made them role models for upcoming generations of ornithologists" (Bravo et al. 2012).