Choco Tinamou / Crypturellus kerriae

Choco Tinamou / Crypturellus kerriae

Choco Tinamou

SCI Name:  Crypturellus kerriae
Protonym:  Crypturus kerriae Bull.Am.Mus.Nat.Hist. 34 p.636
Taxonomy:  Tinamiformes / Tinamidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chotin1
Type Locality:  Baudo, Choco, Colombia.
Publish Year:  1915
IUCN Status:  


(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.

Elizabeth Lee Kerr (1857-1936) US traveller, collector in tropical America (Crypturellus).