Dendrocoptes is a genus of woodpeckers in the (family Picidae) native to Eurasia. Species in this genus were previously assigned to Dendrocopos, where some taxonomic authorities still keep the entire group. The taxonomic committee of the British Ornithologists' Union have recommended an alternative arrangement in which the genera Dendrocoptes and Leiopicus are combined into a larger Dendropicos.
|Middle spotted woodpecker Dendrocoptes medius|
Cabanis & Heine, 1863
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The genus contains three species:
|Image||Scientific name||Common Name||Distribution|
|Dendrocoptes dorae||Arabian woodpecker||southwestern Saudi Arabia and Yemen|
|Dendrocoptes auriceps||Brown-fronted woodpecker||Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan.|
|Dendrocoptes medius||Middle spotted woodpecker||northern Spain and France east to Poland and Ukraine, and south to central Italy (where local), the Balkan Peninsula, Lithuania, Latvia, Turkey, the Caucasus, and Iran|
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