Cryptic Treehunter
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General Information
Universe Real Life
Aliases Formerly mistaken for the Alagoas Goliage-gleaner
Classification Cichlocolaptes mazarbarnetti
Species Type Ovenbird
Homeworld Earth
Environment Humid forests of northeast Brazil
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Discovered Before 2007 (formally described in 2014)
Discoverer Mazar Barnett & Buzzetti
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Powered flight
Distinctive Features Able to be misidentified as an Alagoas Goliage-gleaner
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Infraclass Neognathae (Neognaths)
Superorder Neoaves
Order Passeriformes (Passerines)
Infraorder Tyrannides (Suboscines)
Family Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)
Genus Cichlocolaptes
Species mazarbarnetti
Other Information
Status Extinct
Last Sighting 2007
Possible Population 0

The Cryptic Treehunter (Cichlocolaptes mazarbarnetti) is an extinct species of ovenbird formerly endemic to the humid forests of northeast Brazil: Murici in Alagoas and Frei Caneca in Pernambuco.

Discovery after extinctionEdit

The species was described from a specimen in 2014 that had previously been misidentified as an Alagoas Foliage-gleaner; despite this the species was actually last seen in the wild 7 years earlier in 2007. The IUCN classified the species as being critically endangered in 2018 but this was progressed to being officially extinct 2019, the same year that the Alagoas Foliage-gleaner was determined to also be extinct.

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