Andean Leaftosser
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Superfamily: Furnarioidea
Family: Furnariidae
Subfamily: Sclerurinae
Genus: Sclerurus
Species: S. andinus
Binomial name
Sclerurus andinus
Chapman, 1914

Sclerurus mexicanus

Andean Leaftosser, Sclerurus andinus is a species of leaftosser found in the locally in highlands of N Colombia, extreme NW Venezuela and NW Ecuador.[2] It is sometimes classified as a subspecies of the Tawny-throated Leaftosser,[3] but sometimes considered a separate species.[4]


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  1. ^ "Sclerurus mexicanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ d’Horta, F.M., Cuervo, A.M., Ribas, C.C., Brumfield, R.T. & Miyaki, C.Y. (2013) Phylogeny and comparative phylogeography of Sclerurus (Aves: Furnariidae) reveal constant and cryptic diversification in an old radiation of rain forest understorey specialists. J. Biogeogr. 40(1): 37–49.
  3. ^ Remsen, J.V., Jr (2018). Tawny-throated Leaftosser (Sclerurus mexicanus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 27 September 2018).
  4. ^ South American Classification Committee (SACC) (2015): Proposal #603 – Split Sclerurus mexicanus into four species

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