Northern house wren Troglodytes aedon, photographed by Blair Wainman.

Belongs within: Troglodytidae.

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

<==Troglodytes Vieillot 1807M02 [incl. Anorthura Rennie 1831B94; Anorthuridae]
    |  i. s.: T. borealisS05
    |         T. cobbiN10
    |         T. furvusSS66
    |         T. gracilis Brunner 1958M02
    |         T. hiemalis Vieillot 1899S05 (see below for synonymy)
    |         T. magellanicusF43
    |         T. monticolaJT12
    |         T. tanneriJT12
    |         ‘Anorthura’ troglodytesS05
    |--+--T. brunneicollisJF06
    |  `--+--T. musculus Naumann 1823BKB15, L03
    |     |    |--T. m. musculus [incl. Thryothorus platensis Wied 1831, Th. wiedi Berlepsch 1873, Tr. musculus wiedi]L03
    |     |    |--T. m. grenadensisMS55
    |     |    `--T. m. guadeloupensisMS55 [=T. aedon guadeloupensisUSDI77]
    |     `--+--*T. aedonL03, BKB15
    |        |    |--T. a. aedonL03
    |        |    |--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. martinicensis [=T. musculus martinicensis]D81
    |        |    |--T. a. mesoleucus [=T. musculus mesoleucus]D81
    |        |    |--T. a. parkmanii Audubon 1839 [incl. T. a. marianae Scott 1885]L03
    |        |    `--T. a. tobagensis Lawrence 1888L03
    |        `--T. sissoniiBKB15
    `--+--T. rufociliatusBKB15
       |    |--T. r. rufociliatusFS55
       |    `--T. r. nannoidesFS55
       `--+--T. solstitialisBKB15
          |    |--T. s. solstitialisL03
          |    `--T. s. solitarius Todd 1912 [incl. T. s. pallidipectus Chapman 1912]L03
          `--+--T. ochraceusBKB15
             |    |--T. o. ochraceusL03
             |    `--T. o. ligea Bangs 1908 [incl. T. o. remotus Griscom 1924]L03
             `--T. rufulusJT12
                  |--T. r. rufulusL03
                  `--T. r. duidae Chapman 1929L03

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 hiemalis Vieillot 1899S05 [=Anorthura hiemalisS05, Nannus hiemalisCM07; incl. Troglodytes palustris Reinhardt 1838S05]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[MS55] Mertens, R., & J. Steinbacher. 1955. Die im Senckenberg-Museum vorhandenen Arten ausgestorbener, aussterbender oder seltener Vögel. Senckenbergiana Biologica 36 (3–4): 241–265.

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[USDI77] 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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