Northern house wren Troglodytes aedon, photographed by Blair Wainman.

Belongs within: Troglodytidae.
Contains: Troglodytes troglodytes.

Troglodytes is a genus of small wrens, mostly found in cooler habitats. They are brown in colouration and relatively unpatterned.

<==Troglodytes Vieillot 1807 M02 [incl. Anorthura Rennie 1831 B94, Nannus Billberg 1828 B94; Anorthuridae]
    |  i. s.: T. cobbi N10
    |         T. furvus SS66
    |         T. gracilis Brunner 1958 M02
    |         ‘Nannus’ hiemalis CM07
    |         T. monticola JT12
    |         T. sissonii JT12
    |         T. tanneri JT12
    |--+--T. troglodytes JT12
    |  `--Cistothorus JT12
    |       |--C. apolinari Chapman 1914 L03
    |       |--C. brevis FP64
    |       |--C. meridae Hellmayr 1907 [=C. platensis meridae] L03
    |       |--C. palustris L03
    |       |    |--C. p. palustris L03
    |       |    `--C. p. marianae Scott 1888 L03
    |       `--C. platensis L03
    |            |--C. p. platensis L03
    |            |--C. p. aequatorialis Lawrence 1871 L03
    |            |--C. p. alticola Salvin & Goodman 1883 [incl. C. p. caracasensis Chapman 1921] L03
    |            |--C. p. falklandicus Chapman 1934 L03
    |            |--C. p. jalapensis Dickerman 1975 L03
    |            |--C. p. tucumanus Hartert in Hartert & Venturi 1909 L03
    |            `--C. p. warneri Dickerman 1975 L03
    `--+--+--T. brunneicollis JF06
       |  `--+--*T. aedon L03, JT12
       |     |    |--T. a. aedon L03
       |     |    |--T. a. albicans Berlepsch & Taczanowski 1884 (see below for synonymy) L03
       |     |    |--T. a. atopus Oberholser 1904 [=T. musculus atopus] L03
       |     |    |--T. a. carabayae Chapman & Griscom 1924 [=T. musculus carabayae] L03
       |     |    |--T. a. inquietus Lawrence ex Baird 1864 [=T. musculus inquietus] L03
       |     |    |--T. a. intermedius Cabanis 1860 [incl. T. musculus oreopolus Chapman & Griscom 1924] L03
       |     |    |--T. a. parkmanii Audubon 1839 [incl. T. a. marianae Scott 1885] L03
       |     |    `--T. a. tobagensis Lawrence 1888 L03
       |     `--T. musculus Naumann 1823 JF06, L03
       |          |--T. m. musculus (see below for synonymy) L03
       |          |--T. m. grenadensis MS55
       |          |--T. m. guadeloupensis MS55 [=T. aedon guadeloupensis USDI77]
       |          `--T. m. mesoleucus MS55 [=T. aedon mesoleucus USDI77]
       `--+--T. solstitialis JT12
          |    |--T. s. solstitialis L03
          |    `--T. s. solitarius Todd 1912 [incl. T. s. pallidipectus Chapman 1912] L03
          `--+--+--Thryorchilus browni JT12
             |  `--T. rufociliatus JT12
             |       |--T. r. rufociliatus FS55
             |       `--T. r. nannoides FS55
             `--+--T. ochraceus JT12
                |    |--T. o. ochraceus L03
                |    `--T. o. ligea Bangs 1908 [incl. T. o. remotus Griscom 1924] L03
                `--T. rufulus JT12
                     |--T. r. rufulus L03
                     `--T. r. duidae Chapman 1929 L03

Troglodytes aedon albicans Berlepsch & Taczanowski 1884 [incl. T. musculus chapmani Stone 1918, T. musculus clarus, T. musculus neglectus Chapman 1917 non T. neglectus Brooke 1872] L03

Troglodytes musculus musculus
Naumann 1831 [incl. Thryothorus platensis Wied 1831, Th. wiedi Berlepsch 1873, Tr. musculus wiedi] L03

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[USDI77] USDI (United States Department of the Interior). 1977. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants—republication of list of species. Federal Register 42: 36420-36431.

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