|Elegant Crested Tinamou|
Eudromia comes from two Greek words, eu meaning well or nicely, and dromos meaning a running escape. These definitions together mean, nice running escape, which refers to their habit of escaping predators by running.
Tinamous are paleognaths related to the flightless ratites. They are probably close in appearance to the flying ancestors of the ratites. Unlike other Ratites, Tinamous can fly, although in general, they are not strong fliers.
The species are:
- The Elegant Crested Tinamou, Eudromia elegans, located in Argentina and southern Chile
- Eudromia elegans elegans located in central Argentina
- Eudromia elegans intermedia located in northwestern Argentina
- Eudromia elegans magnistriata located in northwestern Argentina
- Eudromia elegans riojana located in northwestern Argentina
- Eudromia elegans albida located in western Argentina
- Eudromia elegans multiguttata located in east central Argentina
- Eudromia elegans devia located in southwestern Argentina
- Eudromia elegans patagonica located in southern Argentina and southern Chile
- Eudromia elegans numida located in central Argentina
- Eudromia elegans wetmorei located in western Argentina
- The Quebracho Crested Tinamou, Eudromia formosa, located in Paraguay and northern Argentina
- Brands, Sheila (Aug 14 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Genus Eudromia". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 12 Feb 2009. Check date values in:
- 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.
- Davies, S.J.J.F. (2003). "Tinamous". In Hutchins, Michael. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. 8 Birds I Tinamous and Ratites to Hoatzins (2 ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group. pp. 57–59. ISBN 0 7876 5784 0.
- Gotch, A. F. (1995) . "Tinamous". Latin Names Explained. A Guide to the Scientific Classifications of Reptiles, Birds & Mammals. New York, NY: Facts on File. p. 183. ISBN 0 8160 3377 3.
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