Thamnomanes is a genus of insectivorous birds in the antbird family, Thamnophilidae. They are restricted to the Neotropics and are important components of forest mixed-species feeding flocks.

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Cinereous antshrike (Thamnomanes caesius)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Thamnomanes
Cabanis, 1847

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The genus Thamnomanes was introduced by the German ornithologist Jean Cabanis in 1847.[1] The name combines the Ancient Greek words thamnos "bush" and -manēs "fond of".[2] The type species was subsequently designated as the cinereous antshrike.[3]

This genus contains the following species:[4]


  1. ^ Cabanis, Jean (1847). "Ornithologische notizen". Archiv für Naturgeschichte (in German). 13: 186–256 [230].
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 383. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  3. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1951). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 7. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 187.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 4 February 2018.