Chordates • Earth.com

Sichuan treecreeper

(Certhia tianquanensis)

galery

Description

The Sichuan treecreeper (Certhia tianquanensis) is a rare species of bird in the treecreeper family,Certhiidae.It was described as new to science (initially as a subspecies of the common treecreeper C.familiaris) in 1995 from 14 specimens taken at four sites in the mountains of western Sichuan,China.In 2002,it was realized that these birds constituted a distinct species,and subsequent research suggests it is closest to the Nepal treecreeper (C.nipalensis).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Certhiidae
Genus:Certhia
News coming your way
The biggest news about our planet delivered to you each day