Diphyllodes is a genus of birds-of-paradise. Established by René-Primevère Lesson in 1834, it contains two species: the magnificent bird-of-paradise and Wilson's bird-of-paradise.[1] Both species are endemic to New Guinea, where they are found in forested uplands. The genus is sometimes subsumed into the genus Cicinnurus.[2]

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Wilson's bird-of-paradise (Diphyllodes respublica)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Genus: Cicinnurus
Subgenus: Diphyllodes
Lesson, R, 1834


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
  Diphyllodes magnificus (Forster, JR, 1781) Magnificent bird-of-paradise New Guinea
  Diphyllodes respublica (Bonaparte, 1850) Wilson's bird-of-paradise Indonesia


  1. ^ "Crows, mudnesters & birds-of-paradise". worldbirdnames.org. International Ornithological Committee. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. ^ Beehler, Bruce M.; Pratt, Thane K. (2016). Birds of New Guinea: Distribution, Taxonomy, and Systematics. Princeton NJ, US: Princeton University Press. p. 434. ISBN 978-0-691-16424-3.