Chachalacas, Guans and Curassows (Cracidae)

Southern Helmeted Curassow (Pauxi unicornis) - HBW 2, p. 358

French: Hocco unicorne German: Hornhokko Spanish: Paují Unicornio
Other common names: Horned Curassow, Bolivian Helmeted Curassow

Taxonomy: Pauxi unicornis Bond and Meyer de Schauensee, 1939, above Bolivar, near Palmar, Yungas de Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Both members of genus have been placed, together with those of Mitu, and less often Nothocrax, in Crax. Has been considered a race of P. pauxi, with which forms superspecies (see page 315). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • unicornis Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1939 - E slope of Andes in C Bolivia.
  • koepckeae Weske & Terborgh, 1971 - slopes of Cerros del Sira, E Peru.

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