Female leaden flycatcher Myiagra rubecula, copyright Aviceda.

Belongs within: Monarchidae.

Myiagra is a genus of flycatchers found in Australasia, members of which have blue or blue-black, crested crowns, often with blue upperparts and pale underparts.

<==Myiagra Vigors & Horsfield 1827 CC10 (see below for synonymy)
    |--+--M. alecto JT12
    |  |    |--M. a. alecto J06
    |  |    |--M. a. chalybeocephala J06
    |  |    |--M. a. longirostris J06
    |  |    |--M. a. melvillensis [incl. M. a. nitida] M03
    |  |    `--M. a. wardelli M03
    |  `--M. hebetior JT12
    `--+--+--M. caledonica JT12 [incl. M. perspicillata S13]
       |  |    |--M. c. caledonica S13
       |  |    |--M. c. mareensis Sarasin 1913 S13
       |  |    |--M. c. uveaensis Sarasin 1913 S13
       |  |    `--M. c. viridinitens [incl. M. intermedia, M. luguieri] S13
       |  `--M. cyanoleuca (Vieillot 1818) BKB15, CC10 [=Platyrhynchos cyanoleucus CC10, Submyiagra cyanoleuca CC10]
       `--+--M. inquieta (Latham 1801) BKB15, WS48 [=Turdus inquietus WS48, Seisura inquieta WS48]
          |    |--M. i. inquieta [incl. Seisura inqueita westralensis Mathews 1912] WS48
          |    `--M. i. nana (Gould 1870) M03, WS48 [=Seisura nana WS48; incl. S. inquieta rogersi Mathews 1921 WS48]
          `--+--M. ferrocyanea BKB15
             `--M. rubecula (Latham 1801) BKB15, WS48 (see below for synonymy)
                  |--M. r. rubecula [incl. M. r. okryi, M. r. yorki] M03
                  `--M. r. concinna M03

Myiagra incertae sedis:
  M. albiventris JT12
  M. atra JT12
  M. azureocapilla JT12
  M. cervinicauda JT12
  M. erythrops JT12
  M. freycineti FR98
  M. galeata JT12
  M. melanura S13
  M. oceanica JT12
  M. plumbea R87
  M. pluto JT12
  M. ruficollis (Vieillot 1818) WS48 (see below for synonymy)
  M. vanikorensis JT12 [=Platyrhynchos vanikorensis CC10, *Submyiagra vanikorensis CC10]

Myiagra Vigors & Horsfield 1827 CC10 [incl. Seisura Vigors & Horsfield 1827 B94, Submyiagra Mathews 1913 CC10; Seisuridae]

Myiagra rubecula (Latham 1801) BKB15, WS48 [=Todus rubecula WS48; incl. M. rubecula broomei Mathews 1912 WS48, *M. rubeculoides CC10]

Myiagra ruficollis (Vieillot 1818) WS48 [=Platyrhynchos ruficollis WS48; incl. M. latirostris tormenti Mathews 1912 WS48, M. alecto tormenti M03]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1–281.

[BKB15] Burleigh, J. G., R. T. Kimball & E. L. Braun. 2015. Building the avian tree of life using a large-scale, sparse supermatrix. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 53–63.

[CC10] Checklist Committee (OSNZ). 2010. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica 4th ed. Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Te Papa Press: Wellington.

[FR98] Fritts, T. H., & G. H. Rodda. 1998. The role of introduced species in the degradation of island ecosystems: a case history of Guam. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 29: 113–140.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444–448.

[J06] Johnstone, R. E. 2006. The birds of Gag Island, Western Papuan islands, Indonesia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 23 (2): 115–132.

[M03] Morcombe, M. 2003. Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd ed. Steve Parish Publishing.

[R87] Ramsay, E. P. 1887. List of Western Australian birds collected by Mr. Cairn, and Mr. W. H. Boyer-Bower, at Derby and its vicinity, with remarks on the species. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (4): 1085–1100.

[S13] Sarasin, F. 1913. Die Vögel Neu-Caledoniens und der Loyalty-Inseln. In: Sarasin, F., & J. Roux (eds) Nova Caledonia: Forschungen in Neu-Caledonian und auf den Loyalty-Inseln. A. Zoologie vol. 1 pt 1 pp. 1–78, pls 1–3. C. W. Kreidels Verlag: Wiesbaden.

[WS48] Whittell, H. M., & D. L. Serventy. 1948. A systematic list of the birds of Western Australia. Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Special Publication 1: 1–126.

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