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Tinamus majorPCSL00504B.jpg
Great tinamou, Tinamus major
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Tinaminae
Genus: Tinamus
Hermann, 1783

Tinamus guttatus
White-throated tinamou
Tinamus tao
Grey tinamou
Tinamus solitarius
Solitary tinamou
Tinamus osgoodi
Black tinamou
Tinamus major
Great tinamou

Tinamus is a genus of birds in the tinamou family. This genus comprises some of the larger members of this South American family.

The species in taxonomic order are:


Tinamus comes from the Galibi tribe and it is what they call the Tinamous.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Clements, J (2007)
  2. ^ Gotch, A. F. (1995)


  • Brands, Sheila (Aug 14, 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Genus Tinamus". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved Feb 4, 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. 
  • Gotch, A. F. (1995) [1979]. "Tinamous". Latin Names Explained. A Guide to the Scientific Classifications of Reptiles, Birds & Mammals. New York, NY: Facts on File. p. 182. ISBN 0-8160-3377-3. 
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