Spot-backed antshrike

The spot-backed antshrike (Hypoedaleus guttatus) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is the only member of the genus Hypoedaleus. It is found in southeastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far northeastern Argentina. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

Spot-backed antshrike
Hypoedaleus guttatus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Hypoedaleus
Cabanis & Heine, 1860
H. guttatus
Binomial name
Hypoedaleus guttatus
(Vieillot, 1816)
Hypoedaleus guttatus map.svg

The spot-backed antshrike was described by the French ornithologist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot in 1816 and given the binomial name Thamnophilus guttatus.[2] The genus Hypoedaleus was erected by the German ornithologists Jean Cabanis and Ferdinand Heine in 1860 with the spot-backed antshrike as the type species.[3][4] The specific name is from the Latin guttatus meaning "spotted" or "speckled". The name of the genus is from the Ancient Greek hupoidaleos meaning "somewhat swollen".[5] There are no recognised subspecies.[6]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Hypoedaleus guttatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Vieillot, Louis Jean Pierre (1816). Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle Appliquée aux Arts (in French). Volume 3. Paris: Deterville. p. 315. |volume= has extra text (help)
  3. ^ Cabanis, Jean; Heine, Ferdinand (1860). Museum Heineanum : Verzeichniss der ornithologischen Sammlung des Oberamtmann Ferdinand Heine, auf Gut St. Burchard vor Halberstadt (in German and Latin). Volume 2. Halberstadt: R. Frantz. p. 18. |volume= has extra text (help)
  4. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1951). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 7. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 154. |volume= has extra text (help)
  5. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 181, 199. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  6. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 4 February 2018.