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Tinamotis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Nothurinae
Genus: Tinamotis
Vigors, 1837[1]
Species

Tinamotis pentlandii
Puna Tinamou
Tinamotis ingoufi
Patagonian Tinamou

Tinamotis is a genus of birds in the tinamou family.

Taxonomy

All Tinamou are from the family Tinamidae, and in the larger scheme are also Ratites. Unlike other Ratites, Tinamous can fly, although in general, they are not strong fliers. All ratites evolved from prehistoric flying birds, and Tinamous are the closest living relative of these birds.[2]

Species

The species are:

Footnotes

  1. ^ Brand, S. (2008)
  2. ^ Davies, S. J. J. F. (2003)
  3. ^ a b Clements, J. (2007)

References

  • Brands, Sheila (Aug 14 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Genus Tinamotis". 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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