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

2, see text

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.

Species


References

  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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