Tepui Tinamou / Crypturellus ptaritepui

Tepui Tinamou / Crypturellus ptaritepui

Tepui Tinamou

SCI Name:  Crypturellus ptaritepui
Protonym:  Crypturellus ptaritepui Am.Mus.Novit. no.1274 p.1
Taxonomy:  Tinamiformes / Tinamidae /
Taxonomy Code:  teptin1
Type Locality:  Cerro Ptari-tepui, southwest slope. Gran Sabana, Bolivar, Venezuela; altitude 1,700 meters.
Publish Year:  1945
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.

Cerro Ptari-tepuí, Bolívar, Venezuela.