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Yungipicus is a genus of woodpeckers in the (family Picidae) native to Asia. The species in this genus were previously assigned to Dendrocopos,[1][2] in fact, some taxonomic authorities continue to list the species there.

Dendrocopos nanus.jpg
Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker Yungipicus nanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Subfamily: Picinae
Genus: Yungipicus
Bonaparte, 1854

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The genus includes seven species:[2]


  1. ^ Fuchs, J.; Pons, J.M. (2015). "A new classification of the pied woodpeckers assemblage (Dendropicini, Picidae) based on a comprehensive multi-locus phylogeny". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 88: 28–37. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.03.016. PMID 25818851. 
  2. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Woodpeckers". World Bird List Version 6.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016.