Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Goeldi's Antbird (Myrmeciza goeldii) - HBW 8, p. 663

French: Alapi de Goeldi German: Goeldiameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero de Goeldi

Taxonomy: Myrmelastes goeldii Snethlage, 1908, Bom Lugar and Porto Alegre, Amazonas, Brazil.
Genus appears not to represent a monophyletic grouping, but traditional arrangement maintained pending further phylogenetic study. Considered closely related to M. melanoceps, having similarities in morphology and voice, but differences in location of hidden white patches and possibly in nest architecture may indicate more distant relationship; they appear to be sympatric in Brazil along upper R Juruá (Acre). Both taxa and M. hyperythra, M. fortis and M. immaculata often thought to form a species group on basis of large size, but more work needed in order to confi.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Myrmelastes goeldii Snethlage, 1908, Bom Lugar and Porto Alegre, Amazonas, Brazil.
Genus appears not to represent a monophyletic grouping, but traditional arrangement maintained pending further phylogenetic study. Considered closely related to M. melanoceps, having similarities in morphology and voice, but differences in location of hidden white patches and possibly in nest architecture may indicate more distant relationship; they appear to be sympatric in Brazil along upper R Juruá (Acre). Both taxa and M. hyperythra, M. fortis and M. immaculata often thought to form a species group on basis of large size, but more work needed in order to confirm a close relationship among them. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Amazonian Brazil (S Acre and adjacent SW Amazonas), SE Peru (S Ucayali, E Cuzco, Madre de Dios) and NW Bolivia (Pando, N La Paz).

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