Barred Tinamou / Crypturellus casiquiare

Barred Tinamou / Crypturellus casiquiare

Barred Tinamou

SCI Name:  Crypturellus casiquiare
Protonym:  Crypturornis casiquiare Am.Mus.Novit. no.380 p.3
Taxonomy:  Tinamiformes / Tinamidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bartin1
Type Locality:  right bank of the Rio Casiquiare at its junction with the Rio Guainia, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Publish Year:  1929
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(Tinamidae; Tataupá Tinamou C. tataupa) Dim. < genus Crypturus Illiger, 1811, tinamou; "CRYPTURELLUS, gen.nov.  We have not included in the genus Crypturus the two species C. tataupa and C. parvirostris, as we consider them to differ generically, chiefly in the formation of the bills.  In all the South-American species of the preceding genus (twenty) the nostrils are placed in the anterior half of the bill, whereas in Crypturellus they are situated in the posterior portion.  The membrane on this part is more persistent than in Crypturus and the gonys is proportionately much longer.  We propose C. tataupa (Temminck) as the type" (Brabourne & Chubb 1914); "Crypturellus Brabourne and Chubb, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist., (8), 14, 1914, p. 322.  Type, by original designation, "C. tataupa Temm." (= Tinamus tataupa Temminck.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 15).
Synon. Crypturornis, Microcrypturus, Orthocrypturus.

Río Casiquiare, Amazonas, Venezuela.