Woodshrikes and allies
Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis gularis)
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Malaconotoidea
Family: Vangidae
Subfamily: Tephrodornithinae


Tephrodornithidae is a family of birds that includes the genera Hemipus, Tephrodornis and sometimes Philentoma. The family was proposed in 2006 on the basis of a molecular phylogenetic study by Moyle which showed a close relation between Hemipus and Tephrodornis.[1] Some taxonomists argue for a broader treatment of the genera under the Vangidae.[2]


  1. ^ Moyle, R.G., J. Cracraft, M. Lakim, J. Nais, and F.H. Sheldon (2006). "Reconsideration of the phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic Bornean Bristlehead (Pityriasis gymnocephala)" (PDF). Molec. Phylog. Evol. 39: 893–898. 
  2. ^ Boyd J. Taxonomy in Flux: Version 2.63a, August 3, 2011.


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