Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Great Tinamou (Tinamus major) - HBW 1, p. 127

French: Grand Tinamou German: Großtinamu Spanish: Tinamú Oliváceo

Taxonomy: Tetrao major Gmelin, 1789, Cayenne.
Twelve subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • robustus P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868 - SE Mexico, E Guatemala, Honduras.
  • percautus Van Tyne, 1935 - SE Mexico, N Guatemala, Belize.
  • fuscipennis Salvadori, 1895 - N Nicaragua to W Panama.

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  • robustus P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1868 - SE Mexico, E Guatemala, Honduras.
  • percautus Van Tyne, 1935 - SE Mexico, N Guatemala, Belize.
  • fuscipennis Salvadori, 1895 - N Nicaragua to W Panama.
  • castaneiceps Salvadori, 1895 - SW Costa Rica, W Panama.
  • brunneiventris Aldrich, 1937 - SC Panama.
  • saturatus Griscom, 1929 - E Panama, NW Colombia.
  • latifrons Salvadori, 1895 - SW Colombia, W Ecuador.
  • zuliensis Osgood & Conover, 1922 - NE Colombia, N Venezuela.
  • peruvianus Bonaparte, 1856 - SE Colombia, E Ecuador to NE Bolivia and extreme W Brazil.
  • serratus (Spix, 1825) - NW Brazil.
  • major (Gmelin, 1789) - E Venezuela to NE Brazil.
  • olivascens Conover, 1937 - Amazonian Brazil.