Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Marcapata Spinetail (Cranioleuca marcapatae) - HBW 8, p. 291

French: Synallaxe de Marcapata German: Marcapata-Baumschlüpfer Spanish: Curutié de Marcapata

Taxonomy: Cranioleuca marcapatae J. T. Zimmer, 1935, Marcapata, 10,800 feet [c. 3300 m], Cuzco, south-eastern Peru.
Forms a superspecies with C. albiceps; traditional sister relationship is supported by genetic data. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • weskei Remsen, 1984 - Vilcabamba Mts, in SE Peru (Cuzco).
  • marcapatae J. T. Zimmer, 1935 - Vilcanota and Carabaya ranges (Cuzco).