The Plain Xenops, Xenops minutus, is a species of xenops in the ovenbird (furnariid) family, Furnariidae and its in the woodcreeper/xenops subfamily, Dendrocolaptinae.
Bill short and wedge-shaped, the lower mandible conspicuously upturned. Brown above with indistinct whitish eye-stripe and prominent silvery crescentic stripe on cheeks; rump, tail, and wing-band (visible in flight) rufous; throat whitish, remaining underparts dull brown .
- ^ Ridgely, Robert and John A. Gwynne Jr. (1989). A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691025126.