Taxon profile


Black-throated Antbird
Myrmophylax atrothorax melanura (Ménétriès, 1835)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Passeriformes - perching birds »  family Thamnophilidae - antbirds »  genus Myrmophylax »  species Myrmophylax atrothorax - Black-throated Antbird

Scientific synonyms

Formicivora melanura Ménétriès, 1835
Myrmeciza atrothorax melanura (Ménétriès, 1835)
Myrmeciza stictothorax melanura (Ménétriès, 1835)
Myrmeciza atrothorax griseiventris Carriker, 1935
Myrmeciza atrothorax obscurata Zimmer, 1932
Myrmophylax stictothorax Todd, 1927
Myrmeciza atrothorax stictothorax (Todd, 1927)
Myrmeciza stictothorax (Todd, 1927)


Myrmeciza stictothorax (Todd, 1927)

known from two specimens from, Pará, Brazil; formerly considered a separate species (e.g., Meyer de Schauensee 1966, 1970, Sibley & Monroe 1990), or a subspecies of M. atrothorax (Pinto 1937, 1944), but see Schulenberg & Stotz (1991) for reasons for considering it a synonym of M. a. melanura.

Links and literature

EN F. Gill, D. Donsker & P. Rasmussen (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Myrmophylax atrothorax melanura (Ménétries, 1835)]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Myrmeciza stictothorax (Todd, 1927)]
incl. in Myrmeciza atrothorax
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Myrmeciza atrothorax melanura]
Data retrieved on: 20 April 2013

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