Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Stub-tailed Antbird (Myrmeciza berlepschi) - HBW 8, p. 660

French: Alapi à queue courte German: Kurzschwanz-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero Colimocho

Taxonomy: Pyriglena berlepschi Hartert, 1898, Cachabí, 500 feet [c. 150 m], Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Genus appears not to represent a monophyletic grouping, but traditional arrangement maintained pending further phylogenetic study. Present species was formerly placed in separate genus Sipia, along with M. nigricauda. Appears to be closely related to latter, and perhaps also to M. laemosticta. Monotypic.

Distribution: Pacific slope in W Colombia (S from C Chocó) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).