Mérida tapaculo

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Mérida tapaculo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Rhinocryptidae
Genus: Scytalopus
Species: S. meridanus
Binomial name
Scytalopus meridanus
Hellmayr, 1922

The Mérida tapaculo (Scytalopus meridanus) is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae family. It is endemic to Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy[edit]

The subspecies S. m. fuscicauda is sometimes split as a full species, the Lara tapaculo (Scytalopus fuscicauda).

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