Order
Tinamiformes
Family
Tinamidae
Genus
Crypturellus
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SPECIES

Tepui Tinamou Crypturellus ptaritepui

Vitor Gomes and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 1.0 — Published March 7, 2014

Distribution

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Distribution in the Americas

Tepui Tinamou is known only from a few sites in the tepui region of southeastern Venezuela. The original series of specimens were collected on Ptari-tepui and Sororopán-tepui (Zimmer and Phelps 1945); more recently it also was collected on Auyán-tepui (Barrowclough et al. 1997). There also are sight records from the Sierra de Lema (Hilty 2003).

The documented elevational range of Tepui Tinamou is 1350-1800 m (Hilty 2003).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.

Habitat

Tepui Tinamou occurs in humid montane forest and in more open scrubby areas (Barrowclough et al. 1997, Hilty 2003).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Tepui Tinamou
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Distribution of the Tepui Tinamou

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V. and G. M. Kirwan (2014). Tepui Tinamou (Crypturellus ptaritepui), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.teptin1.01