Tapaculos (Rhinocryptidae)

Sandy Gallito (Teledromas fuscus) - HBW 8, p. 767

French: Tourco sable German: Fahlbrauner Tapaculo Spanish: Gallito Arena

Taxonomy: Rhinocrypta fusca P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1873, Mendoza, Argentina.
Shows certain structural similarities with genus Melanopareia, but on basis of biochemistry belongs with typical tapaculos (see page 749). Monotypic.

Distribution: Andean slopes of Argentina, from SW Salta S to Río Negro.