Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Eurylaimides
Family: Eurylaimidae
Genus: Eurylaimus
Horsfield, 1821
  • Platyrhynchos

Eurylaimus is a genus of broadbills (family Eurylaimidae) found in Southeast Asia. The name means ‘broad throat’, from the Greek eurus (εὐρύς, ‘broad, wide’) and laimos (λαιμός, ‘throat’).[1]

Taxonomy and systematics

Extant species

Two extant species are recognized:[2]

Former species

Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Eurylaimus:


  1. ^ William Somerville Orr (1855). Orr's circle of the sciences: a series of treatises on the principles of science, with their application to practical pursuits. p. 517. 
  2. ^ "NZ wrens, broadbills & pittas « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Sarcophanops steerii - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Sarcophanops samarensis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Myiagra vanikorensis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  6. ^ "Myiagra ruficollis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  7. ^ "Myiagra cyanoleuca - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 

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