Order Passeriformes

Family Zeledoniidae

Wrenthrush
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General

Previously included in Parulidae, within which was considered probably closest to Basileuterus; has also been thought most closely related to Troglodytidae or Turdidae. Molecular work has shown that this taxon appears not to belong in Parulidae#R#R; further research suggests that it is most aptly treated in its own family, probably as sister to Teretistridae, and these two may in turn be sister to the pairing of Icteridae and Parulidae#R.

Recommended citation

(2017). Wrenthrush (Zeledoniidae). 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/1343553 on 17 November 2017).