Tinamous (Tinamidae)

Red-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus erythropus) - HBW 1, p. 131

French: Tinamou à pieds rouges German: Rotfußtinamu Spanish: Tinamú Patirrojo
Other common names: Red-footed Tinamou; Colombian Tinamou (columbianus); Magdalena Tinamou (saltuarius); Santa Marta/Perjita Tinamou (idoneus).

Taxonomy: Tinamus erythropus Pelzeln, 1863, Manaus, Brazil.
Sometimes considered subspecies of C. atrocapillus or C. noctivagus and much debate over status of several related taxa within this group. Races columbianus, saltuarius and idoneus have all been considered full species, or alternatively races of other species (e.g. C. cinnamomeus, C. boucardi, C. noctivagus); cursitans and spencei have also been ascribed to other species. Seven subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • columbianus (Salvadori, 1895) - NC Colombia.
  • saltuarius Wetmore, 1950 - Magdalena Valley, NC Colombia.
  • idoneus (Todd, 1919) - NE Colombia, NW Venezuela.

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  • columbianus (Salvadori, 1895) - NC Colombia.
  • saltuarius Wetmore, 1950 - Magdalena Valley, NC Colombia.
  • idoneus (Todd, 1919) - NE Colombia, NW Venezuela.
  • cursitans Wetmore & Phelps, 1956 - N Colombia, NW Venezuela.
  • spencei (Brabourne & Chubb, 1914) - N Venezuela.
  • margaritae Phelps & Phelps, 1948 - Margarita I (Venezuela).
  • erythropus (Pelzeln, 1863) - E Venezuela to NE Brazil.
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