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Category:Myiophobus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Myiophobus



Myiophobus is a genus in the family Tyrannidae. It has recently been demonstrated that this genus is not a natural unit, and a new genus name Nephelomyias have been proposed for the three species pulcher, lintoni and ochraceiventris. The species flavicans, phoenicomitra, inornatus and roraimae likewise do not belong in Myiophobus, but a new genus name has not yet been proposed. Eventually, the expectations are that only M. fasciatus (this species may also be split in two) and M. cryptoxanthus will continue to stay in Myiophobus.

Clements (2010) and Gill and Donsker (2010) have recognised the genus Nephelomyias, but did not make any other changes to Myiophobus.

Genus Myiophobus viewedit
M. flavicans Flavescent Flycatcher
M. phoenicomitra Orange-crested Flycatcher
M. inornatus Unadorned Flycatcher
M. roraimae Roraiman Flycatcher
M. cryptoxanthus Olive-chested Flycatcher
M. fasciatus Bran-colored Flycatcher
M. crypterythrus Mouse-gray Flycatcher
M. rufescens Rufescent Flycatcher


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Paper describing phylogeny of Tyrannidae
  4. Birdforum thread discussing the new genus Nephelomyias