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The spot-throated woodcreeper (Certhiasomus stictolaemus) is a species of bird in the Dendrocolaptinae subfamily. It is the only species in the genus Certhiasomus (i.e. the genus is monotypic). It was formerly included in Deconychura together with the long-tailed woodcreeper, but the two are not closely related.[1]

Spot-throated woodcreeper
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Certhiasomus
Derryberry et al., 2010
C. stictolaemus
Binomial name
Certhiasomus stictolaemus
(Pelzeln, 1868)

Deconychura stictolaema

It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It has three subspecies:

  • Certhiasomus stictolaemus secundus of Southern Colombia, Southern Venezuela; South Amazonas, NE Ecuador, NE Peru, NW Brazil; east to Rio Negro & Rio Madeira
  • Certhiasomus stictolaemus clarior of Brazil: from Rio Negro east to Amapá, French Guiana, Guyana
  • Certhiasomus stictolaemus stictolaemus of Brazil: south of Amazon from Rio Madeira east to lower Rio Tocantins & Maranhão & south to northern Mato Grosso


  1. ^ Derryberry, E., S. Claramunt, R. T. Chesser, A. Aleixo, J. Cracraft, R. G. Moyle & R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Certhiasomus, a new genus of woodcreeper (Aves: Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae). Zootaxa 2416:44-50.