Amblycercus Cabanis, 1851

Remsen, J. V., Powell, Alexis F. L. A., Schodde, Richard, Barker, F. Keith & Lanyon, Scott M., 2016, A revised classification of the Icteridae (Aves) based on DNA sequence data, Zootaxa 4093 (2), pp. 285-292 : 290

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https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4093.2.9

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6075882

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scientific name

Amblycercus Cabanis, 1851
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Subfamily AMBLYCERCINAE Remsen, Powell, Schodde, Barker & Lanyon, new subfamily

Type genus: Amblycercus Cabanis, 1851 .

Diagnosis. Wing more rounded than in any other icterid: outer primary (p 9)> 20 mm shorter than p 6, numbered outwards (<15 mm in similar sized, short-winged species of Cacicus ); primary extension typically <5 mm (> 10 mm in same species of Cacicus ). Culmen absolutely straight and nares covered or partially covered by operculum (contra Ridgway 1902). Pneumotricipital fossa of humerus of condition “F” or “DT”, as defined by Webster (2003), unlike its form in species of Cacicus or Psarocolius . Retroarticular process of the mandible proportionally longer than in other icterids (Webster 2003). According to Webster (2003), A. holosericeus has the relatively smallest pseudotemporal process in the family, but the data in his tables do not support this, possibly due to typographical errors.

Component genera: Amblycercus Cabanis, 1851 .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Icteridae