Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae)

Scaly-breasted Thrasher (Margarops fuscus) - HBW 10, p. 482

French: Moqueur grivotte German: Schuppenspottdrossel Spanish: Cuitlacoche Oscuro

Taxonomy: Muscicapa fusca Statius Muller, 1776, Martinique.
Sometimes placed in a monotypic genus Allenia; such treatment supported also by recent mtDNA work, but further research needed. Listed delimitations of races uncertain, and not congruent with recent mtDNA data; further study required. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hypenemus Buden, 1993 - N Lesser Antilles from St Martin, Saba and St Barthélémy S to Guadeloupe and Marie-Galante.
  • fuscus (Statius Muller, 1776) - C & S Lesser Antilles (Dominica, Martinique and, disjunctly, Grenada).
  • schwartzi Buden, 1993 - St Lucia, in SC Lesser Antilles.

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  • hypenemus Buden, 1993 - N Lesser Antilles from St Martin, Saba and St Barthélémy S to Guadeloupe and Marie-Galante.
  • fuscus (Statius Muller, 1776) - C & S Lesser Antilles (Dominica, Martinique and, disjunctly, Grenada).
  • schwartzi Buden, 1993 - St Lucia, in SC Lesser Antilles.
  • vincenti Kratter & Garrido, 1996 - St Vincent, in S Lesser Antilles.
  • atlanticus Buden, 1993 - Barbados.
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