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Common cicadabird (Edolisoma tenuirostre)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Campephagidae
Genus: Edolisoma
Pucheran, 1853
Type species
Campephaga marescotii[1]
Gray, 1846[2]

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Edolisoma is a genus of birds in the cuckooshrike family Campephagidae that are native to the Central Indo-Pacific region, Australia and New Guinea.


These species were previously placed in the genus Coracina. They were moved to the resurrected genus Edolisoma based on the results of a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2010.[3][4]

The genus Edolisoma was introduced in 1853 by the French zoologist Jacques Pucheran with the type species as Campephaga marescotii Gray, 1846.[5] This is now considered to be a junior synonym of Lanius melas Lesson, 1828, the black cicadabird.[6][7] The name of the genus is derived from the genus Edolius that had been introduced by the French naturalist Georges Cuvier in 1816.[8]


The genus contains the following 22 species:[4]


  1. ^ "Campephagidae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-16.
  2. ^ Gregory M. Mathews (1927). Systema avium Australasianarum = A systematic list of the birds of the Australasian region. British Ornithologists' Union. p. 543.
  3. ^ Jønsson, K.A.; Bowie, R.C.K.; Nylander, J.A.A.; Christidis, L.; Norman, J.A.; Fjeldså, J. (2010). "Biogeographical history of cuckoo-shrikes (Aves: Passeriformes): transoceanic colonization of Africa from Australo-Papua". Journal of Biogeography. 37 (9): 1767–1781. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02328.x. S2CID 52105369.
  4. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Bristlehead, butcherbirds, woodswallows, ioras, cuckooshrikes". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Pucheran, Jacques (1853). Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'oceanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée [execute par ordre du roi] pendant les annees 1837-1838-1839-1840, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont-d'Urville, Captaine de vaisseau. Zoologie (in French). Vol. 3. Paris: Gide et J. Baudry. p. 69.
  6. ^ Mayr, Ernst; Greenway, James C. Jr, eds. (1960). Check-List of Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 168.
  7. ^ Dickinson, E.C.; Christidis, L., eds. (2014). The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. Vol. 2: Passerines (4th ed.). Eastbourne, UK: Aves Press. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-9568611-2-2.
  8. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 143. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

Further reading

  • Pedersen, M.P.; Irestedt, M.; Joseph, L.; Rahbek, C.; Jønsson, K.A. (2018). "Phylogeography of a 'great speciator' (Aves: Edolisoma tenuirostre) reveals complex dispersal and diversification dynamics across the Indo-Pacific". Journal of Biogeography. 45 (4): 826–837. doi:10.1111/jbi.13182. hdl:11250/2593769. S2CID 46029743.

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