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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Thamnophilidae.


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  • The caatinga antwren (Herpsilochmus sellowi) has an isolated population in the Serra do Cachimbo.

    Mato Grosso tropical dry forests

  • Systematic revision and biogeography of the Herpsilochmus pileatus complex, with description of a new species from northeastern Brazil.

    Mato Grosso tropical dry forests

  • Endemic species found here include Rio Branco antbirds (Cercomacra carbonaria), spot-backed antwrens (Herpsilochmus dorsimaculatus), chestnut-crested antbirds (Rhegmatorhina cristata), and Orinoco piculets (Picumnus pumilus).

    Rio Negro campinarana

  • Also found in restinga forests are several species threatened with extinction, including plants (Bumelia capitata and Jacquinia brasiliensis), an amphibian (Aparasphenodon brunoi), a bird (Herpsilochmus pectoralis) and a mammal (Lutra longicaudis).

    Atlantic Coast restingas

  • There are three species that fall into this specialized group: helmeted pygmy-tyrant, black-headed antbird and an undescribed Herpsilochmus antwren.

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  • The Herpsilochmus was found several years ago by other ornithologists at an intermediate site.

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