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Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus luluae

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published July 3, 2014


Geographic Variation

Poecilotriccus luluae is monotypic.

Related Species

Described as Poecilotriccus luluae Johnson and Jones 2001; type locality 3.5 road mi (= 5.63 km) southeast of Corosha, 6900 ft (= 2014 m), Amazonas, Peru.

The species epithet honors "the late Lulu May Von Hagen in recognition of her generous and dedicated support of research in avian genetics". Johnson and Jones also proposed the English name Lulu's Tody-Tyrant (now Lulu's Tody-Flycatcher), which is used by some authorities; but more often this species is called Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher, after Ned K. Johnson in honor of his extensive contributions to the biology of the Tyrannidae.

Phylogenetic relationships within Poecilotriccus have not been investigated. Poecilotriccus luluae and Poecilotriccus ruficeps (Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher) usually are considered to form a superspecies, however (Johnson and Jones 2001).

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2014). Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus luluae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.johtot1.01