True Ovenbirds
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Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia variegaticeps)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Superfamily: Furnarioidea
Family: Furnariidae
Subfamily: Furnariinae
Gray, 1840

True ovenbirds, subfamily Furnariinae is a subfamily of ovenbirds in the Furnariidae family. It contains the Point-tailed Palmcreeper, earthcreepers, foliage-gleaners and treerunners.




Tribe: Berlepschiini - Palmcreeper

Tribe: Pygarrhichini - Earthcreepers[1]

Tribe: Furnariini - Horneros and allies

Tribe: Philydorini - foliage-gleaners and allies

  • Genus Anabazenops - foliage-gleaners (2 species)
  • Genus Megaxenops - Great Xenops, foliage-gleaners (3 species)
  • Genus Cichlocolaptes - Pale-browed Treehunter
  • Genus Heliobletus - Sharp-billed Treehunter
  • Genus Philydor - foliage-gleaners (10 species)
  • Genus Anabacerthia - foliage-gleaners (3 species)
  • Genus Syndactyla - foliage-gleaners, recurvebills (8 species), recurvebills formerly in Simoxenops
  • Genus Ancistrops - Chestnut-winged Hookbill
  • Genus Clibanornis - Canebrake Groundcreeper, Chestnut-capped Foliage-gleaner (formerly in Hylocryptus) (2 species)
  • Genus Thripadectes - treehunters (7 species)
  • Genus Automolus - foliage-gleaners (9 species), Striped Woodhaunter formerly in Hyloctistes

Tribe: Margarornini: Barbtails and treerunners

Tribe Synallaxini - Spinetails and allies

  • Genus Aphrastura - rayaditos (2 species)
  • Genus Sylviorthorhynchus - wiretails (2 species)
  • Genus Leptasthenura - tit-spinetails (9 species)
  • Genus Phacellodomus - thornbirds (9 species)
  • Genus Hellmayrea - White-browed Spinetail
  • Genus Coryphistera - Lark-like Brushrunner
  • Genus Anumbius - Firewood-gatherer
  • Genus Asthenes - canasteros, thistletails (formerly in Schizoeaca), Itatiaia Spinetail (formerly in Oreophylax) (29 species)
  • Genus Acrobatornis - Pink-legged Graveteiro
  • Genus Metopothrix - Orange-fronted Plushcrown
  • Genus Xenerpestes - graytails (2 species)
  • Genus Siptornis - Spectacled Prickletail
  • Genus Roraimia - Roraiman Barbtail (formerly in the "Margarornis group")
  • Genus Thripophaga - softtails, Speckled Spinetail (formerly in Cranioleuca) (5 species)
  • Genus Limnoctites - Sulphur-throated Spinetail (formerly in Cranioleuca), Straight-billed Reedhaunter (sometimes included in Limnornis, but closer to, and possibly better merged with Cranioleuca)[4] (2 species)
  • Genus Cranioleuca - typical spinetails (19 species)
  • Genus Pseudasthenes - "false canasteros" (4 species, recently described)[6]
  • Genus Spartonoica - Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail
  • Genus Pseudoseisura - cacholotes (4 species)
  • Genus Mazaria - White-bellied Spinetail
  • Genus Schoeniophylax - Chotoy Spinetail
  • Genus Certhiaxis - spinetails (2 species)
  • Genus Synallaxis - spinetails (some formerly in Poecilurus), Great Spinetail (formerly in Siptornopsis), Red-shouldered Spinetail (formerly in Gyalophylax) (35 species)


  1. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Moyle
  2. ^ the correct genus for former Xenops milleri (Moyle et al. 2009)
  3. ^ Chesser, R. T. & R. T. Brumfield. 2007. Tarphonomus, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae) from South America. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 120, 337–339.
  4. ^ a b see Olson et al. (2005)
  5. ^ Chesser, R. T., S. Claramunt, E. P. Derryberry, & R. T. Brumfield. 2009. Geocerthia, a new genus of terrestrial ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Zootaxa 2213: 64–68.
  6. ^ Derryberry, E., S. Claramunt, K. E. O’Quin, A. Aleixo, R. T. Chesser, J. V. Remsen, Jr., and R. T. Brumfield. 2010. Pseudasthenes, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Zootaxa 2416:61-68.

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