Crows (Corvidae)

Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus) - HBW 14, p. 627

French: Corneille du Mexique German: Mexikanerkrähe Spanish: Cuervo Tamaulipeco
Other common names: Mexican Crow (when treated as conspecific with C. sinaloae)

Taxonomy: Corvus imparatus J. L. Peters, 1929, Río La Cruz, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Forms a superspecies with C. sinaloae and possibly conspecific; preliminary genetic analysis suggests that the two may be sister-taxa (2% divergent) within a clade of Asian/Pacific taxa that includes C. ossifragus. Monotypic.

Distribution: NE Mexico (E from E Nuevo León) to N border of Veracruz; regularly occurs in extreme S USA (to immediately N of lower Rio Grande, in S Texas), but breeding unconfirmed.