Manakins (Pipridae)

Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis) - HBW 9, p. 152

French: Manakin fastueux German: Langschwanzpipra Spanish: Saltarín Colilargo

Taxonomy: Pipra linearis Bonaparte, 1838, Santa Efigenia, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Genus closely related to Antilophia. All members of present genus suggested by some as forming a superspecies. Has sometimes been treated as conspecific with C. lanceolata and C. pareola. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • linearis (Bonaparte, 1838) - tropical zone of Pacific coastal S Mexico (extreme E Oaxaca, Chiapas) and Guatemala.
  • fastuosa (Lesson, 1842) - tropical zone of El Salvador S to NW Costa Rica.