Rhynchotus

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Rhynchotus
Rhynchotus rufescens -Parque das Aves-8a.jpg
Red-winged tinamou, Rhynchotus rufescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Nothurinae
Genus: Rhynchotus
Spix, 1825
Species

Rhynchotus rufescens
Red-winged tinamou
Rhynchotus maculicollis
Huayco tinamou

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

Taxonomy[edit]

Tinamous have evolved from ratites and are the only extant ratites that fly, and are the closest to the ancestral flying ratites.[1]

Species[edit]

The species are:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Davies, S. J. J. F. (2003)
  2. ^ a b c d e Clements, J. (2007)

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