Manakins (Pipridae)

Greenish Mourner (Schiffornis virescens) - HBW 9, p. 168

French: Antriade verdâtre German: Olivtrauerkotinga Spanish: Llorón Verdoso
Other common names: Greenish Manakin/Schiffornis

Taxonomy: Ptil[ochloris] virescens Lafres­naye, 1838, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Systematic position of genus uncertain. Analysis of 19 characters, mostly anatomical, suggested that it is a member of a monophyletic assemblage of six superficially very diverse genera currently divided among Cotingidae, Tyrannidae and the present family; also, recent analyses of genetic data resulted in its grouping with the genera Pachyramphus and Tityra (both at present provisionally placed in Tyrannidae) in a “tityrine clade”; traditional placement in present family almost certainly inappropriate, but retained pending further study. Present species forms a superspecies .. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Ptil[ochloris] virescens Lafres­naye, 1838, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Systematic position of genus uncertain. Analysis of 19 characters, mostly anatomical, suggested that it is a member of a monophyletic assemblage of six superficially very diverse genera currently divided among Cotingidae, Tyrannidae and the present family; also, recent analyses of genetic data resulted in its grouping with the genera Pachyramphus and Tityra (both at present provisionally placed in Tyrannidae) in a “tityrine clade”; traditional placement in present family almost certainly inappropriate, but retained pending further study. Present species forms a superspecies with S. turdina. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Brazil (from S Goiás E to S Bahia, S to E Mato Grosso do Sul and N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones, NE Corrientes).