Tataupa Tinamou / Crypturellus tataupa

Tataupa Tinamou / Crypturellus tataupa

Tataupa Tinamou

SCI Name:  Crypturellus tataupa
Protonym:  Tinamus tataupa Hist.Nat.Pig.Gallin. 3 p.590,752
Category:  Tinamiformes / Tinamidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tattin1
Type Locality:  'Bresil''= Rio de Janeiro, fide Pinto, 1964, Ornitologia Brasiliense, l,p. 10.
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Publish Year:  1815
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DEFINITIONS

CRYPTURELLUS
(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.

tataupa
Güaraní name Ihnambú tataupá fire (mistress) tinamou, for the Tataupá Tinamou, because, in folklore, its red bill indicated that it had eaten fire, of which it was the guardian; ex “Ynambú tatáupá” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 329, who thought that perhaps the name "Hearth Tinamou" had been given because it was frequent in thickets near country estates and farms (Crypturellus).

SUBSPECIES

Tataupa Tinamou (inops)
SCI Name: Crypturellus tataupa inops
inops
L. inops, inopis  helpless, weak, mean, poor.

Tataupa Tinamou (peruvianus)
SCI Name: Crypturellus tataupa peruvianus
peruana / peruanum / peruanus / peruvia / peruviana / peruvianus / peruviensis
Peru. Said to be named after Biru, a local Inca encountered by the conquistadores (although the name is also accredited to a Panamanian cazique). Until the early 18th century the Viceroyalty of Peru included all Spanish possessions in South America.
● ex “Geai du Pérou” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 625, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Peruvian Jay” of Latham 1781 (syn. Cyanocorax yncas).
● ex “Coq de Roche du Pérou” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 745, and de Buffon 1770-1783 (Rupicola).
● Erroneous TL. Peru (= Brazil) (Tangara).
Erroneous TL. Peru (= Tahiti) (Vini).

Tataupa Tinamou (lepidotus)
SCI Name: Crypturellus tataupa lepidotus
lepidotus
Gr. λεπιδωτος lepidōtos  scaly, scaled  < λεπις lepis, λεπιδος lepidos  scale, flake  < λεπω lepō  to peel.

Tataupa Tinamou (tataupa)
SCI Name: Crypturellus tataupa tataupa
tataupa
Güaraní name Ihnambú tataupá fire (mistress) tinamou, for the Tataupá Tinamou, because, in folklore, its red bill indicated that it had eaten fire, of which it was the guardian; ex “Ynambú tatáupá” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 329, who thought that perhaps the name "Hearth Tinamou" had been given because it was frequent in thickets near country estates and farms (Crypturellus).