Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Squamate Antbird (Myrmeciza squamosa) - HBW 8, p. 659

French: Alapi écaillé German: Südlicher Schuppenameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero Escamoso

Taxonomy: Myrmeciza squamosa Pelzeln, 1868, Mato Dentro and Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil.
Genus appears not to represent a monophyletic grouping, but traditional arrangement maintained herein pending further phylogenetic study. Close relationship with M. ferruginea, M. ruficauda and M. loricata suggested by similarities in plumage, vocalizations and nest architecture. Forms a superspecies with M. loricata, and the two have been considered conspecific by some authors. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Brazil in C & E São Paulo, C & E Paraná, E Santa Catarina and NE Rio Grande do Sul.