Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird (Myrmeciza castanea) - HBW 8, p. 661
French: Alapi de Zimmer
German: Nördlicher Rotschwanz-Ameisenvogel
Spanish: Hormiguero Colicastaño Norteño
Other common names: Chestnut-tailed Antbird (when treated as conspecific with M. hemimelaena)
Taxonomy: Myrmeciza hemimelaena castanea J. T. Zimmer, 1932, Río Negro, 2600 feet [c. 790 m], San Martín, Peru.
Genus appears not to represent a monophyletic grouping, but traditional arrangement maintained pending further phylogenetic study. Closely related to M. hemimelaena and until very recently considered conspecific, but differs in, particularly, voice. Racial identity of N populations in S Colombia (Putumayo) and at lower elevations in E Ecuador (Napo) uncertain, but probably belong to centunculorum. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- centunculorum Isler et al., 2002 - extreme S Colombia (Putumayo), E Ecuador (Napo, Pastaza) and NE Peru (Loreto).
- castanea J. T. Zimmer, 1932 - SE Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (San Martín).
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