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Cisticolas and Allies (Cisticolidae)

Green Longtail (Urolais epichlorus) - HBW 11, p. 488

French: Prinia verte German: Langschwanzprinie Spanish: Prinia Rabilarga

Taxonomy: Burnesia epichlora Reichenow, 1892, Buea, Mount Cameroon, Cameroon.
Sometimes placed in genus Prinia, but considered a relict species that has been isolated since the late Miocene or early Pliocene. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • epichlorus (Reichenow, 1892) - SE Nigeria and S part of SW Cameroon highlands.
  • cinderella Bates, 1928 - N part of SW Cameroon highlands.
  • mariae Alexander, 1903 - Bioko I (Fernando Póo).

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