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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A slighty bird. Locality Nova Veneza, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
João Just 5 August 2012 34 weeks ago 5
Bird singing in the Atlantic Rainforest. Locality Juréia Itatins Ecological Station, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 15 November 2008 45 weeks ago 5
Squamate Antbird male singing in Atlantic Rainforest of Guaraú. Locality Guaraú, Peruíbe, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 8 April 2009 50 weeks ago 4
Song. Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil
Jeremy Minns 5 November 2006 3 years ago 0