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SCIAPHYLAX

(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Chestnut-tailed Antbird S. hemimelaena) Gr. σκια skia, σκιας skias  shadow, shade; φυλαξ phulax, φυλακος phulakos  watcher, sentinel  < φυλασσω phulassō  to keep watch; "Sciaphylax Bravo, Isler, and Brumfield gen. novType species. Myrmeciza hemimelaena Sclater, 1857.  ... Distinguished from Cercomacra tyrannina clade by deep yellowish-red-brown posterior coloration, including tail, and bold wing covert pattern; by short, narrow tail and relation proportions  ...  and by cup nest; supported by near-ground foraging behavior.  Etymology. The feminine generic name is taken from the Greek skia (shade, shadow) and phylax (a watcher, a guardian), meaning "a guardian of the shade," reflecting habitat preference and conspicuous singing behavior" (Isler et al. 2013).