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SCOTOCERCIDAE - Scrub Warblers and allies1 (12:37)
ERYTHROCERCINAE
ERYTHROCERCUS Hartlaub, 1857 M - Pycnophrys mccallii Cassin, 1855; type by monotypy   2
Erythrocercus holochlorus   von Erlanger, 1901 Little Yellow Flycatcher Warbler
vS Somalia, coastal Kenya, Tanzania
Erythrocercus mccallii Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Warbler
nigeriae Bannerman, 1920 SW Sierra Leone to Ghana; SW Nigeria
mccallii (Cassin, 1855) SE Nigeria and Cameroon to N Angola (Cabinda) and S DR Congo
congicus Ogilvie-Grant, 1907 vE and C DR Congo, W Uganda
Erythrocercus livingstonei Livingstone's Flycatcher Warbler
thomsoni Shelley, 1882 S Tanzania, C Malawi, N Mozambique
livingstonei G.R. Gray, 1870 Zambia, N Zimbabwe, NW Mozambique
francisi W.L. Sclater, 1898 S Malawi, C and S Mozambique
SCOTOCERCINAE
SCOTOCERCA Sundevall, 1872 F - Malurus inquietus Rüppell; type by original designation and monotypy = Malurus inquietus Cretzschmar, 1830
Scotocerca inquieta Streaked Scrub Warbler
theresae R. Meinertzhagen, 1939 SW and C Morocco
saharae (Loche, 1858)3 SE Morocco to NW Libya
inquieta (Cretzschmar, 1830)4 αvNE Libya to Syria and NW Arabia
grisea Bates, G.L., 1936 vWC Arabia to E Yemen and NE Arabia
buryi Ogilvie-Grant, 1902 SW Saudi Arabia, W Yemen
montana Stepanyan, 1970 vMountains of NE Iran, N Afghanistan and SC Asia from Turkmenistan to W Tien Shan
platyura (Severtsov, 1873) vC Asia from NW Turkmenistan to S Kazakhstan and foot of Tien Shan
striata (W.E. Brooks, 1872) vS Afghanistan, Pakistan >> NW India
CETTIINAE55
TESIA Hodgson, 1837 F - Tesia cyaniventer Hodgson, 1837; type by subsequent designation (G.R. Gray, 1840, A List of the Genera of Birds, p. 27).   
Tesia olivea Slaty-bellied Tesia
olivea (McClelland, 1840) vYunnan, Himalayan foothills east from E Nepal, NE India, W continental SE Asia
chiangmaiensis Renner et al., 2008 N and EC continental SE Asia (east from NW Thailand) [Renner, 2008 #12099]
Tesia cyaniventer   Hodgson, 1837 Grey-bellied Tesia
iS China, Himalayan foothills east from Uttarakhand, NE India, N continental SE Asia (except far-NE), SC Vietnam, SW Cambodia
Tesia superciliaris   (Bonaparte, 1850) Javan Tesia
vJava except E
Tesia everetti6 Russet-capped Tesia
everetti (E. Hartert, 1897) Flores (Lesser Sundas)
sumbawana (Rensch, 1928) vSumbawa (Lesser Sundas)
CETTIA Bonaparte, 1834 F - Sylvia cetti Marmora, 1820; type by monotypy and virtual tautonymy = Sylvia cetti Temminck, 1820  7
Cettia major Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler
major (F. Moore, 1854)8 vSE Xizang, C China, Himalayan foothills east from Uttarakhand >> N Myanmar
vafra (Koelz, 1954) δvHills of S Assam (NE India)
Cettia brunnifrons 9  (Hodgson, 1845) Grey-sided Bush Warbler
C China, Himalayan foothills east from N Pakistan, W and N Myanmar >> SW Myanmar
Cettia castaneocoronata10 Chestnut-headed Tesia
castaneocoronata (E. Burton, 1836) vS China, Himalayan foothills east from Himachal Pradesh, NE India, E Bangladesh, N continental SE Asia east to N Laos
ripleyi (Deignan, 1951) NW Yunnan
abadiei (Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) N Vietnam
Cettia cetti Cetti's Warbler
cetti (Temminck, 1820)11 W and S Europe to W Asia Minor, NW Africa
orientalis Tristram, 1867 vC Asia Minor, Cyprus and Levant to NW Iran and NW Kazakhstan
albiventris Severtsov, 1873 vNE Iran to Uzbekistan, C and S Kazakhstan and NW Xinjiang >> S Iran, S Afghanistan, Pakistan
HEMITESIA Chapin, 1948 F - Sylvietta neumanni Rothschild, 1908; type by original designation   12
Hemitesia neumanni   (Rothschild, 1908) Neumann's Bush Warbler
iE DR Congo, SW Uganda, Rwanda
Hemitesia pallidipes Pale-footed Bush Warbler
pallidipes (Blanford, 1872) Himalayan foothills east from Uttarakhand, NE India, N Myanmar
laurentei (La Touche, 1921) S Yunnan, N and EC continental SE Asia east from C Myanmar
osmastoni (E. Hartert, 1908) South Andaman (Andamans)
UROSPHENA Swinhoe, 1877 F - Tribura squameiceps Swinhoe, 1863; type by monotypy   13
Urosphena squameiceps 14  (Swinhoe, 1863) Asian Stubtail
Russian Far East, Korea, NE China, S Sakhalin, Kuril Is., Japan >> E and S China, continental SE Asia, N Thai-Malay Pen.
Urosphena whiteheadi   (Sharpe, 1888) Bornean Stubtail
iMountains of Borneo
Urosphena subulata Timor Stubtail
subulata (Sharpe, 1884) vTimor and Wetar (Lesser Sundas)
advena (E. Hartert, 1906) Babar (Lesser Sundas)
ABROSCOPUS E.C.S. Baker, 1930 M - Abrornis superciliaris Blyth, 1859; type by subsequent designation (Hartert & Steinbacher, 1934, Vögel Pal. Fauna Ergänzungsband [heft 3], p. 239).   
Abroscopus superciliaris Yellow-bellied Warbler
flaviventris (Jerdon, 1863) vHimalayan foothills from C Nepal to Bhutan, NE India, E Bangladesh
drasticus Deignan, 1947 vArunachal Pradesh, W and NW Myanmar >> SW Thailand
smythiesi Deignan, 1947 SW and C Myanmar including Irrawaddy valley
superciliaris (Blyth, 1859) vS Yunnan, NE, E, S and SE Myanmar to Tenasserim, W and N Thailand, N and C Laos
euthymus Deignan, 1947 vVietnam
bambusarum Deignan, 1947 N Thai-Malay Pen.
sakaiorum (Stresemann, 1912) S Thai-Malay Pen.
papilio Deignan, 1947 Sumatra
schwaneri (Blyth, 1870) Borneo
vordermani (Büttikofer, 1893) Java
Abroscopus albogularis Rufous-faced Warbler
albogularis (F. Moore, 1854)15 vHimalayan foothills east from E Nepal, NE India, Bangladesh, W and N Myanmar
hugonis Deignan, 1938 NW Thailand
fulvifacies (Swinhoe, 1870) China south from S Sichuan, Hubei and Fujian, including Hainan; NE and EC continental SE Asia
Abroscopus schisticeps Black-faced Warbler
schisticeps (J.E. & G.R. Gray, 1847)16 αHimalayan foothills from Uttarakhand east to Sikkim
flavimentalis (E.C.S. Baker, 1924) vHimalayan foothills east from Bhutan, far-NE India in Nagaland, W Myanmar
ripponi (Sharpe, 1902) W and S Yunnan, N and E Myanmar, N Vietnam
PHYLLERGATES Sharpe, 1883 M - Orthotomus euculatus [sic] Temminck, 1836; this type species here designated = Phyllergates cucullatus17,18
Phyllergates cucullatus19 Leafworker/Mountain Tailorbird
coronatus (Blyth, 1861)20 vS China, Himalayan foothills east from West Bengal, NE India, SE Bangladesh, W, N and E Myanmar
thais Robinson & Kloss, 1923 Mountains of N Thai-Malay Pen.
malayanus Chasen, 1938 vMountains of S Thai-Malay Pen.
cucullatus (Temminck, 1836)21 δvMountains of Sumatra, Java and Bali
cinereicollis Sharpe, 1888 vMountains of Borneo
viridicollis (Salomonsen, 1962) vMountains of Palawan (Philippines)
philippinus E. Hartert, 1897 vMountains of Luzon (Philippines)
heterolaemus Mearns, 190522 vMountains of Mindanao (Philippines)
everetti E. Hartert, 1897 Mountains of Flores (Lesser Sundas)
riedeli A.B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1895 Mountains of N Sulawesi
stentor Stresemann, 1938 Mountains of C and SE Sulawesi
meisei Stresemann, 1931 Mountains of SC Sulawesi
hedymeles Stresemann, 1932 Lompobattang peak (SW Sulawesi)
dumasi E. Hartert, 1899 Mountains of S Moluccas
batjanensis E. Hartert, 1912 vMountains of Bacan (N Moluccas)
TICKELLIA Blyth, 1861 F - Abrornis? hodgsoni F. Moore, 1854; type by monotypy   23
Tickellia hodgsoni Broad-billed Warbler
hodgsoni (F. Moore, 1854) Himalayan foothills east from E Nepal, NE India, W and N Myanmar
tonkinensis (Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) vW and SE Yunnan, NE Laos, NW Vietnam
HORORNIS Hodgson, 1845 M - Horornis fortipes Hodgson, 1845; type by subsequent designation (Seebohm, 1881, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 5, p. 133).24
Horornis fortipes Brown-flanked Bush Warbler
pallidus (W.E. Brooks, 1871)25 αvHimalayan foothills from NW Pakistan to W Nepal [Brooks, 1871 #516]
fortipes Hodgson, 1845 Yunnan, Himalayan foothills east from E Nepal, NE India, W and N Myanmar
davidianus (J. Verreaux, 1871)26 αvC and E China, NE continental SE Asia
robustipes (Swinhoe, 1866)27 Taiwan
Horornis brunnescens 28  (Hume, 1872) Hume's Bush Warbler
Himalayan foothills east from Uttarakhand
Horornis acanthizoides Yellow-bellied Bush Warbler
acanthizoides (J. Verreaux, 1871)29 αC and E China
concolor (Ogilvie-Grant, 1912)30 Mountains of Taiwan
Horornis vulcanius Sunda Bush Warbler
sepiarius (Kloss, 1931) vMountains of N Sumatra
flaviventris (Salvadori, 1879) vMountains of Sumatra except N
vulcanius (Blyth, 1870) vMountains of Java, Bali, and Lombok and Sumbawa (Lesser Sundas)
kolichisi (R.E. Johnstone & Darnell, 1997) Alor (Lesser Sundas) [Johnstone, 1997 #2150]
everetti (E. Hartert, 1898) Timor (Lesser Sundas)
banksi (Chasen, 1935) Mountains of NW Borneo
oreophilus (Sharpe, 1888) vMountains of Borneo except NW
palawanus (Ripley & Rabor, 1962) vMountains of Palawan (Philippines)
Horornis flavolivaceus31 Aberrant Bush Warbler
1 flavolivaceus (Blyth, 1845)32 vHimalayan foothills east from Uttarakhand
1 stresemanni (Koelz, 1954) NE India (Meghalaya and Nagaland)
1 weberi (Mayr, 1941)33 NE India (Nagaland, Manipur to Mizoram); NW Myanmar (Chin Hills)
2 intricatus (E. Hartert, 1909)34 vSW and WC China east to S Shanxi, N and E Myanmar
2 oblitus (Mayr, 1941) vNE continental SE Asia
Horornis seebohmi 35  (Ogilvie-Grant, 1894) Luzon Bush Warbler/Philippine Bush Warbler
N Luzon (Philippines)
Horornis diphone Japanese Bush Warbler
riukiuensis N. Kuroda, Sr., 192536 vC and S Sakhalin, S Kuril Is. >> Ryukyu Is., SE China
cantans (Temminck & Schlegel, 1847)37,38,39,40 C and S Japan
†? restrictus N. Kuroda, Sr., 1923 vDaito Is. (Japan)
diphone (von Kittlitz, 1830) Ogasawara Is. (Japan)41
Horornis canturians42 Manchurian Bush Warbler
borealis (C.W. Campbell, 1892) vRussian Far East, N Korea, NE China >> SE China, Taiwan, N continental SE Asia, N Philippines
canturians (Swinhoe, 1860) C and E China >> S and SE China, Taiwan, N continental SE Asia, N Philippines
Horornis annae   (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1868) Palau Bush Warbler
Babeldaob to Peleliu (Palau)
Horornis carolinae   (Rozendaal, 1987) Tanimbar Bush Warbler
Tanimbar Is. (Lesser Sundas) [Rozendaal, 1987 #3409]
Horornis parens   (Mayr, 1935) Shade Bush Warbler
San Cristobal (SE Solomons)
Horornis haddeni   (LeCroy & Barker, 2006) Bougainville Bush Warbler
Bougainville (N Solomons) [LeCroy, 2006 #6841]
Horornis ruficapilla Fiji Bush Warbler
badiceps (Finsch, 1876) Viti Levu (Fiji)
castaneopterus (Mayr, 1935) vVanua Levu (Fiji)
ruficapilla (E.P. Ramsay, 1875)43 αKadavu (Fiji)
funebris (Mayr, 1935) vTaveuni (Fiji)
GENERA INCERTAE SEDIS
HYLIA Cassin, 1859 F - Sylvia prasina Cassin, 1855; type by original designation   44
Hylia prasina Green Hylia
poensis Alexander, 1903 vBioko
prasina (Cassin, 1855) vW Gambia to C Angola and W Kenya
PHOLIDORNIS Hartlaub, 1857 M - Dicaeum rushiae Cassin, 1855; type by monotypy   45,46
Pholidornis rushiae Tit Hylia
ussheri Reichenow, 1905 Sierra Leone to Ghana
rushiae (Cassin, 1855) S Nigeria to N Angola
bedfordi Ogilvie-Grant, 1904 Bioko
denti Ogilvie-Grant, 1907 C and E DR Congo, Uganda

1 The name Cettiinae is validly introduced in this work (see Appendix 2) but yields precedence to two other names. In that Appendix will also be found the necessary First Reviser assignment of precedence to Scotocercidae over Erythrocercidae; these names having been introduced together by Fregin et al. (2012) [Fregin, 2012 #14321].
2 For reasons to remove this genus from the Monarchidae see Pasquet et al. (2002) [Pasquet, 2002 #2955].
3 Includes harterti; see Vaurie (1959) [Vaurie, 1959 #3961] and, implicitly, Cramp et al. (1992) [Cramp, 1992 #1088].
4 For date correction see Steinheimer (2005) [Steinheimer, 2005 #3709].
5 Sequence of genera based on Alström et al. (2011) [Alström, 2011 #13606].
6 Previously subsumed in Urosphena subulata but for reasons to place this in Tesia see King (1989) [King, 1989 #4398].
7 Species sequence follows Alström et al.(2011) [Alström, 2011 #13606] in which the position of C. major is not fully resolved. An arrangement in which the distinctive monotypic genus Oligura could be retained would be preferable although four monotypic genera would be the result - one of these now lacking a genus-group name.
8 Ascribed to Horsfield & Moore, 1854, by Watson (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449], however Moore made clear that this was his new name by indicating that he had it in press with the Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London.
9 Includes whistleri and umbraticus. We follow Vaurie (1959) [Vaurie, 1959 #3961] in treating this as monotypic.
10 Placed in the genus Oligura by Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449], and often in Tesia. Recent DNA findings reject placement in Tesia and do not easily support the alternative (although if a genus-group name had been founded on Cettia major it would be acceptable to restore Oligura for a monotypic genus).
11 Includes sericea, a name based on Spanish birds; see Kennerley & Pearson (2010) [Kennerley, 2010 #12739].
12 Placement of H. pallidipes in this genus is based on the findings of Alström et al. (2011) [Alström, 2011 #13606] although not their recommended option; and is chosen because placing the species pallidipes in Urosphena was not a convincing option. No applicable name located for a monotypic genus.
13 For changes to this genus since Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449] see King (1989) [King, 1989 #4398].
14 Includes ussuriana; see Kennerley & Pearson (2010) [Kennerley, 2010 #12739]. But see Stepanyan (1990) [Stepanyan, 1990 #3721].
15 For correction of authorship see Dickinson (2004) [Dickinson, 2004 #1388].
16 For correct date of publication see Dickinson & Walters (2006) [Dickinson, 2006 #9469].
17 Before designating the type species herein we concluded that neither of the two taxa listed by Sharpe (1883), now considered subspecies of one species, had been designated as the type and Art. 68.3 of the Code (I.C.Z.N., 1999) [I.C.Z.N., 1999 #2059] cannot be considered to have applied or to apply.
18 For transfer from the genus Orthotomus as in Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449] see Alström et al. (2006) [Alström, 2006 #9747] and Nguembock et al. (2007) [Nguembock, 2007 #9988].
19 Alström et al. (2013) [Alström, 2013 #14634] screened five subspecies, including the distinctive heterolaemus; their results suggest that this comprises two or more species.
20 Blyth, sole author of the article, credited the name to Jerdon & Blyth but see Art. 50 in I.C.Z.N., 1999 [I.C.Z.N., 1999 #2059].
21 The emended name used here is a justified emendation because the original vernacular name 'chaperonné' means hooded, for which the Latinised cucullatus is correct.
22 For treatment as a separate species see Madge (2006) [Madge, 2006 #15444].
23 Blyth credited the name to Jerdon & Blyth, but see Art. 50 of the Code (I.C.Z.N., 1999) [I.C.Z.N., 1999 #2059].
24 Sequence of species based on Alström et al. (2011) [Alström, 2011 #13606].
25 Date 1871 refers to an earlier description than that cited by Watson (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449]; see link after range statement.
26 For correct date of publication see Dickinson et al. (2011) [Dickinson, 2011 #13287].
27 For reasons to attach robustipes to this species see Dickinson et al. (1991) [Dickinson, 1991 #1361].
28 For treatment as a separate species from H. acanthizoides, see Rasmussen & Anderton (2005) [Rasmussen, 2005 #4749] and Alström et al. (2007) [Alström, 2007 #9748].
29 For correct date of publication see Dickinson et al. (2011) [Dickinson, 2011 #13287].
30 The name was mistakenly placed in synonymy by Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449]; see Dickinson et al. (1991) [Dickinson, 1991 #1361].
31 For a suggestion that the taxa intricatus and oblitus be transferred to H. vulcanius see Olsson et al. (2006) [Olsson, 2006 #9997]; but see Kennerley & Pearson (2010) [Kennerley, 2010 #12739].
32 Includes Phylloscopus affinis arcanus; see Alström et al. (1993) [Alström, 1993 #11288].
33 Includes alexanderi; see Rasmussen & Anderton (2005) [Rasmussen, 2005 #4749].
34 Includes dulcivox which was treated as a synonym of H. fortipes davidiana by Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449]. Cheng (1987) [Cheng, 1987 #739] followed Vaurie (1959) [Vaurie, 1959 #3961] in considering that it belonged here; however, as Vaurie noted, the unique type has been destroyed so that this treatment is speculative; best considered unidentifiable.
35 For treatment as a separate species from H. diphone see Orenstein & Pratt (1983) [Orenstein, 1983 #2871].
36 Includes sakhalinensis and implicitly viridis; see Kennerley & Pearson (2010) [Kennerley, 2010 #12739].
37 Includes panafidicus moved from the synonymy of nominate diphone; see Orn. Soc. Japan (2000) [Ornithological Society of Japan, 2000 #2875]. For Ryukyu birds see footnote to riukiuensis.
38 Momiyama (1930) [Momiyama, 1930 #7181] used dual original spellings, see Morioka et al. (2005) [Morioka, 2005 #7217]. As it appears no-one has acted as First Reviser we here select panafidicus over ponafidicus as the former better fits the island name at the root of the issue.
39 The breeding bird in the Ryukyu Is. differs, see [Kajita, 2002 #4394] and Kennerley & Pearson (2010) [Kennerley, 2010 #12739], and has been called restrictus; that name was applied to resident, but now extinct, birds from Daito-jima of which no specimens remain. In contrast to these authorities we do not apply that name to the Ryukyu birds as this confounds our understanding of the extinction of that taxon.
40 The Ryukyu birds should be described as new and named.
41 Introduced to Hawaiian Is.
42 For separation from H. diphone see Deignan (1963) [Deignan, 1963 #1245], King & Dickinson (1975) [King, 1975 #2219], Rasmussen & Anderton (2005) [Rasmussen, 2005 #4749] and Kennerley & Pearson (2010) [Kennerley, 2010 #12739]. But see Watson et al. (1986) [Watson, 1986 #4449] and Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533].
43 Described first in the Sydney Morning Herald; see McAllan (2006) [McAllan, 2006 #7018].
44 For placement in this family see Johansson et al. (2008) [Johansson, 2008 #10998].
45 This genus has been placed in this family by Harrap (1996) [Harrap, 1996 #1894] and by Fry (2000) [Fry, 2000 #1631].
46 Based on Sefc et al. (2003) this genus and Hylia must be close sisters; that view is followed in placing this here with Hylia.
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