Machaerirhynchus flaviventer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Malaconotoidea
Family: Machaerirhynchidae
Schodde and Mason, 1999
Genus: Machaerirhynchus
Gould, 1851

Artamidae (under Machaerirhynchinae)
Dicruridae (under Monarchine, sensu Sibley and Ahlquist; Sibley and Monroe)

Machaerirhynchus is a genus and family of passerine birds in the family Machaerirhynchidae. The two species are known as boatbills. The genus is distributed across New Guinea and northern Queensland.

The species are:


Boatbills have been bounced around, they were once found in Dicruridae, next to the monarch flycatchers (Sibley and Ahlquist, 1990; Sibley and Monroe, 1990).[1][2]


  1. ^ Sibley, C.G., and J.E. Ahlquist. 1990. Phylogeny and Classification of Birds: A Study in Molecular Evolution. Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, CT.
  2. ^ Sibley, C. G., and B.L. Monroe, Jr. 1990. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, CT.

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