J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux, 1855,
Sister to B. ussheri and both species removed from Muscicapa based on DNA evidence#R; they are sometimes united in Artomyias on basis of long wings and short legs. Often considered monotypic, but birds in E of range (NE DRCongo) are clearly separable, as race minusculus; birds from SW South Sudan and SW Uganda included in latter race, but corroboration needed. Proposed race chapini (S Nigeria) appears indistinguishable from nominate. When placed in Muscicapa, current specific name preoccupied by an older synonym of M. sibirica cacabata (unused due to previous homonymy with Rhipidura fuliginosa), giving place to infuscata (as in HBW); name infuscata has also run into problems of homonymy, when placed in same genus as (older) Agricola infuscatus, again causing return to oldest name for present species, fuliginosus; in hypothetical case with both of these names preoccupied, E race minusculus becomes nominate and W race takes name chapini. Two subspecies recognized.
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