Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Alagoas Antwren (Myrmotherula snowi) - HBW 8, p. 596

French: Myrmidon de Snow German: Nördlicher Einfarbameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito de Alagoas

Taxonomy: Myrmotherula unicolor snowi Teixeira and Gonzaga, 1985, Pedra Branca, Alagoas, Brazil.
Forms a superspecies with M. unicolor and formerly treated as conspecific; also appears to be closely related to Andean M. behni and M. grisea. The four have together been termed the “Plain-winged Myrmotherula group”; this often combined with M. axillaris, M. schisticolor, M. sunensis, M. minor, M. iheringi, M. fluminensis, M. longipennis, M. urosticta and M. menetriesii as the “grey antwren assemblage”, although this grouping possibly not monophyletic. Monotypic.

Distribution: Alagoas, in NE Brazil: known only from type locality, above Murici.