Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Brown-bellied Antwren (Myrmotherula gutturalis) - HBW 8, p. 584

French: Myrmidon à ventre brun German: Braunbauch-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito Ventripardo

Taxonomy: Myrmotherula gutturalis P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1881, Bartica, Guyana.
Genetic, morphological and behavioural analyses indicate that this species is part of a monophyletic group that also includes M. fulviventris, M. leucophthalma, M. spodionota, M. haematonota, M. fjeldsaai, M. ornata and M. erythrura (the “stipple-throated antwren assemblage”), and which may not be closely related to other species placed in the genus. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Venezuela (Bolívar E of R Caroní), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (E of R Branco and lower R Negro).