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Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Star-throated Antwren (Myrmotherula gularis) - HBW 8, p. 583

French: Myrmidon à gorge étoilée German: Perlenkehl-Ameisenschlüpfer Spanish: Hormiguerito Gorgipinto

Taxonomy: Thamnophilus gularis Spix, 1825, no locality = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Relationships uncertain; often placed with the M. haematonota group (the “stipple-throated antwren assemblage”) because of its dotted throat, but that placement is put in question by the finding of a cup rather than globular nest; also, its behaviour suggests that it may be related to M. guttata and M. hauxwelli; its vocalizations appear to be intermediate. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Brazil in coastal region from S Bahia S to Santa Catarina and N Rio Grande do Sul, extending inland in S to W Paraná.