Protonym: Myrmoderus griseiceps Am.Mus.Novit. no.86 p.6
Category: Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae / Ampelornis
Taxonomy Code: gyhant1
Type Locality: Palambla, 4000 feet, west slope of the Western Andes, Piura, Peru.
Publish Year: 1923
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Grey-headed Antbird A. griseiceps) Gr. αμπελος ampelos vine; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos bird; "Ampelornis Isler, Bravo, and Brumfield, new genus Type species. Myrmoderus griseiceps Chapman, 1923. ... Distinguished from Poliocrania and Sipia by morphometric measures, such as tail length/wing length ratio and bill depth/bill length ratio, resulting from relatively longer tail and thinner bill; by female's streaked underparts; and by loudsong structure; differences in foraging behavior supportive. Etymology. The masculine generic name is taken from the Greek ampelos (vine) and ornis (bird), reflecting the viny habitat often occupied by this species" (Isler et al. 2013); "Ampelornis Isler, Bravo & Brumfield, 2013, Zootaxa, 3717 (4), p. 488. Type, by monotypy and original designation, Myrmoderus griseiceps Chapman, 1923." (JAJ 2020).
Med. L. griseum grey; L. -ceps -headed < caput, capitis head.
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