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Tinamotis pentlandii.tif
Tinamotis pentlandii, puna tinamou
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Nothurinae
Genus: Tinamotis
Vigors, 1837

Tinamotis pentlandii
Puna tinamou
Tinamotis ingoufi
Patagonian tinamou

Tinamotis is a genus of birds in the tinamou family.


All tinamou are from the family Tinamidae, and in the larger scheme are also ratites. Unlike other ratites, tinamous can fly, although in general, they are not strong fliers. All ratites evolved from prehistoric flying birds, and tinamous are the closest living relative of these birds.[1]


The species are:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Tinamotis pentlandii.tif Tinamotis pentlandii puna tinamou, or Pentland's tinamou the Andes of Peru, western Bolivia, northwestern Argentina, and Chile[2]
Tinamotis ingoufi.JPG Tinamotis ingoufi Patagonian tinamou, or Ingouf's tinamou the savanna of southwestern Argentina and southern Chile[2]


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