Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(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. nov. Type 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).