Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhynchocyclidae
Genus: Cnipodectes
Sclater & Salvin, 1873

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Twistwings are two species of Tyrant flycatchers from the genus Cnipodectes. They are restricted to northern and western South America and southern Central America. The genus was monotypic until a new species, Cnipodectes superrufus, was described from Peru and Bolivia in 2007.[1] Their common name refers to the modified primaries.



  1. ^ Lane, D.F. et al. 2007. A distinctive new species of tyrant flycatcher (Passeriformes: Tyrannidae: Cnipodectes) from Southeastern Peru. The Auk 124:762–772

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