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Perdiz (Nothura maculosa maculosa).jpg
Nothura maculosa, spotted nothura
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Nothurinae
Genus: Nothura
Wagler, 1827

Nothura boraquira
White-bellied nothura
Nothura minor
Lesser nothura
Nothura darwinii
Darwin's nothura
Nothura maculosa
Spotted nothura

Nothura is a genus of birds in the tinamou family. This genus comprises five members of this South American family.

Tinamous are paleognaths related to the flightless ratites. They are probably close in appearance to the flying ancestors of the ratites.[1]


The species in taxonomic order are:[2][3]


  1. ^ Davies, S. J. J. F. (2003)
  2. ^ Mikko's Phylogeny Archive [1] Haaramo, Mikko (2007). "Tinamiformes - tinamous". Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. ^ (net, info) [2]. "Taxonomic lists- Aves". Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Clements, S. J. J. F. (2008)


  • Brands, Sheila (Aug 14, 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Genus Nothura". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 12 Feb 2009.
  • Clements, James (2007). The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World (6 ed.). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0-8014-4501-9.
  • Davies, S.J.J.F. (2003). "Tinamous". In Hutchins, Michael (ed.). Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. 8 Birds I Tinamous and Ratites to Hoatzins (2 ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group. pp. 57–59. ISBN 0-7876-5784-0.
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