Order Passeriformes

Family Formicariidae

Ground-antbirds
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General

Previously treated as including all members of Grallariidae and Pittasoma, but DNA studies indicate that the previous grouping was paraphyletic#R#R, and that the two genera currently retained herein may be closer to some members of Rhinocryptidae#R.

  • 10-24 cm.
  • 2 genera, 12 species, 46 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K. & Schulenberg, T.S. (2017). Ground-antbirds (Formicariidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52292 on 23 November 2017).