Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Grey-capped Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias griseocapilla) - HBW 9, p. 260

French: Tyranneau à tête grise German: Graukappen-Kleintyrann Spanish: Mosquerito Coronigrís

Taxonomy: Phyllomyias griseocapilla P. L. Sclater, 1862, presumably Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Genus as presently constituted may be polyphyletic; objective phylogenetic analysis, using molecular characters as well as anatomical ones, is required in order to define generic limits. Anatomical evidence suggests that present species may be closest to P. fasciatus and P. griseiceps and that all three perhaps unrelated to others of genus, some or all of which possibly better placed in resurrected genus Tyranniscus. Present species has been placed by some authors in genus Oreotriccus, which originally contained only P. plumbeiceps, but considered not allied.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Phyllomyias griseocapilla P. L. Sclater, 1862, presumably Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Genus as presently constituted may be polyphyletic; objective phylogenetic analysis, using molecular characters as well as anatomical ones, is required in order to define generic limits. Anatomical evidence suggests that present species may be closest to P. fasciatus and P. griseiceps and that all three perhaps unrelated to others of genus, some or all of which possibly better placed in resurrected genus Tyranniscus. Present species has been placed by some authors in genus Oreotriccus, which originally contained only P. plumbeiceps, but considered not allied to latter. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Brazil in SC Bahia and from Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to Santa Catarina.