Tuxtla quail-dove

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Tuxtla quail-dove
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Zentrygon
Species: Z. carrikeri
Binomial name
Zentrygon carrikeri
Wetmore, 1941

Geotrygon carrikeri

The Tuxtla quail-dove (Zentrygon carrikeri) or Veracruz quail-dove is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to pristine montane rainforest in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas of Mexico's Veracruz state. It was once considered a subspecies of the purplish-backed quail-dove of Central America.

Its natural habitats are lowland and montane tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Zentrygon carrikeri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22690901A93294347. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22690901A93294347.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 

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