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Philentoma
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Rufous-winged Philentoma and Maroon-breasted Philentoma
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Malaconotoidea
Family: Vangidae
Subfamily: Philentominae
Informal
Genus: Philentoma
Eyton, 1845
Species

Philentoma is an enigmatic genus of birds. They were included in the Muscicapidae (flycatchers) when these were used as a "wastebin taxon" mainly for lack of a better idea, but have recently been recognized as part of a "shrike"-like group. They may be rather close to the diverse vangas but for the time being are placed in the Prionopidae with the helmetshrikes and woodshrikes.

There are but two species:

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