from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Swainson's classification, a subfamily of Laniidæ or shrikes, containing the thamnophiles or bush-shrikes.
- A subfamily of Formicariidæ, contrasted with Formicariinæ and Grallariinæ, containing formicarioid passerine birds with robust hooked bill like a shrike's and moderate or short tarsi, characteristic of the Neotropical region.
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