Gould's toucanet

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Gould's toucanet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Selenidera
Species: S. gouldii
Binomial name
Selenidera gouldii
(Natterer, 1837)
Synonyms
  • Pteroglossus Gouldii

Gould's toucanet (Selenidera gouldii) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It is found in the south-eastern part of the Amazon rainforest, with a disjunct population in Serra de Baturité in the Brazilian state of Ceará. Except for the bill-pattern, it resembles the spot-billed toucanet, and the two have been considered conspecific in the past. It weighs 131–209 grams (4.6–7.4 oz.)[2]

The common name commemorates the English ornithologist and bird artist John Gould (1804–1881).[3] Gould's toucanet was originally described in the genus Pteroglossus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Selenidera gouldii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Short, Lester L.; Horne, Jennifer (2001). Toucans, Barbets & Honeyguides. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-854666-1. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 145–146.