Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Nothurinae
Genus: Rhynchotus
Spix, 1825[1]

Rhynchotus rufescens
Red-winged Tinamou
Rhynchotus maculicollis
Huayco Tinamou

Rhynchotus is a genus of birds in the Tinamou family. This genus comprises two members of this South American family.


Tinamous have evolved from Ratites and are the only extant Ratites that fly, and are the closest to the ancestral flying Ratites.[2]


The species are:


  1. ^ Brands, S. (2008)
  2. ^ a b Davies, S. J. J. F. (2003)
  3. ^ a b c d e Clements, J. (2007)


  • Brands, Sheila (Aug 14 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Genus Rhynchotus". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved Feb 09 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |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, 64. ISBN 0 7876 5784 0. 
  • ITIS
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