Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Ihering's Antwren (Myrmotherula iheringi) - HBW 8, p. 592

French: Myrmidon d’Ihering German: Iheringameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito de Ihering

Taxonomy: Myrmotherula iheringi Snethlage, 1914, Boim, Pará, Brazil.
Relationships uncertain. Often grouped with M. axillaris, M. schisticolor, M. sunensis, M. minor, M. fluminensis, M. behni, M. grisea, M. unicolor, M. snowi, M. longipennis, M. urosticta and M. menetriesii as the “grey antwren assemblage”, although this grouping possibly not monophyletic. Geographical distribution and diagnosability of races requires re-examination. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • heteroptera Todd, 1927 - SW Amazonian Brazil (headwaters of R Juruá E to R Madeira), SE Peru (E Madre de Dios) and extreme NW Bolivia (W Pando).
  • iheringi Snethlage, 1914 - SC Amazonian Brazil (W bank of R Tapajós and along drainages of R Jiparaná and R Roosevelt S to Rondônia).

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