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Nothura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Nothurinae
Genus: Nothura
Wagler, 1827[1]
Species

Nothura boraquira
White-bellied Nothura
Nothura minor
Lesser Nothura
Nothura darwinii
Darwin's Nothura
Nothura maculosa
Spotted Nothura
Nothura chacoensis
Chaco Nothura

Nothura is a genus of birds in the tinamou family. This genus comprises five members of this South American family.

Tinamous are paleognaths related to the flightless ratites. They are probably close in appearance to the flying ancestors of the ratites.[2]

Species

The species in taxonomic order are:

Footnotes

  1. ^ Brand, S. (2008)
  2. ^ Davies, S. J. J. F. (2003)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Clements, S. J. J. F. (2008)

References

  • Brands, Sheila (Aug 14 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Genus Nothura". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 12 Feb 2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • 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. 
  • ITIS
Eurasian Spoonbill This article is part of Project Bird Genera, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each genus, including made-up genera.


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