Iquitos gnatcatcher

The Iquitos gnatcatcher (Polioptila clementsi) is a gnatcatcher described as new to science in 2005.[2] It is currently only known from the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, west of Iquitos, Peru. The species is a member of the Polioptila guianensis complex. The specific name was chosen to honour the American ornithologist James F. Clements.[2]

Iquitos gnatcatcher
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Polioptilidae
Genus: Polioptila
P. clementsi
Binomial name
Polioptila clementsi
Whitney B.M. & Alonso J.A., 2005


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Polioptila clementsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ a b Whitney, Bret M.; Alonso, Jose Alvarez (2005). "A new species of gnatcatcher from white-sand forests of northern Amazonian Peru with revision of the Polioptila guianensis complex". Wilson Bulletin. 117 (2): 113–127. doi:10.1676/04-064.

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