Berlepsch's Tinamou Crypturellus berlepschi
Version: 1.0 — Published February 28, 2014
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Crypturellus berlepschi is monotypic.
Described as Crypturus berlepschi Rothschild 1897; type locality Cachabé [= Cachabí], Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Earlier authors (e.g. Peters 1931, Hellmayr and Conover 1942, Meyer de Schauensee 1966) classified berlepschi as a subspecies of Crypturellus cinereus (Cinereous Tinamou) of Amazonia, but most recent authors follow Blake (1977) in recognized berlepschi as a species, in light of its relatively longer toes, heavier and longer bill, and the "conspicuous differences in coloration" between berlepschi and cinereus.
Monophyly of the genus Crypturellus is well-supported by analyses of both morphological and genetic characters (Bertelli et al 2002, Bertelli and Porzecanski 2004). Phylogenetic analysis of both morphological and genetic characters indicate that berlepschi and cinereus are sister taxa (Bertelli et al 2002, Bertelli and Porzecanski 2004)