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Megalurulus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Sylvioidea
Familia: Sylviidae
Genus: Megalurulus
Species: M. grosvenori - M. llaneae - M. mariae - M. rubiginosus - M. whitneyi

Name

Megalurulus J. Verreaux, 1869

Reference

Nouvelles Archives du Museum D'Histoire Naturelle De Paris: Bulletin 5 p.16

Megalurulus, the thicketbirds, are a genus of songbirds. Previously placed in the "Old World Warbler" family Sylviidae, they does not seem to be a close relative of the typical warblers. More probably, they belong in the newly-recognized grass-warbler family Megaluridae.

This genus contains the following species:

* New Caledonia Thicketbird or New Caledonia Grassbird, Megalurulus mariei
* Bismarck Thicketbird, Megalurulus grosvenori
* Bougainville Thicketbird, Megalurulus llaneae
* Guadalcanal Thicketbird, Megalurulus whitneyi
* Rusty Thicketbird, Megalurulus rubiginosus

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