Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

White-bibbed Antbird (Myrmeciza loricata) - HBW 8, p. 659

French: Alapi cuirassé German: Schmuckbrust-Ameisenvogel Spanish: Hormiguero Enmascarado

Taxonomy: Myiothera loricata M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1823, Bahia, 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. squamosa suggested by similarities in plumage, vocalizations and nest architecture. Forms a superspecies with M. squamosa, and has been considered conspecific by some authors. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Brazil in C Bahia, E Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.