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Trogon

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Trogoniformes
Familia: Trogonidae
Genus: Trogon
Species: T. aurantiiventris - T. bairdii - T. citreolus - T. clathratus - T. collaris - T. comptus - T. curucui - T. elegans - T. massena - T. melanocephalus - T. melanurus - T. mexicanus - T. personatus - T. rufus - T. surrucura - T. violaceus - T. viridis

Name

Trogon Brisson, 1760

Reference

Ornithologie 1 p.42 4 p.164

Trogon is a genus of near passerine birds in the trogon family. Its members occur in forests and woodlands of the Americas, ranging from southeastern Arizona to northern Argentina.

They have large eyes, stout hooked bills, short wings, and long, squared-off, strongly graduated tails; black and white tail-feather markings form distinctive patterns on the underside. Males have richly colored metallic plumage, metallic on the upperparts.[1] Although many have brightly coloured bare eye-rings, they lack the colorful patches of bare facial skin in their African counterparts, Apaloderma.[2] Females and young are duller and sometimes hard to identify in the field.[1] Eggs are white or bluish-white, unlike the pale blue eggs of quetzals.[2] See the family account for further details.

Species

* Black-headed Trogon, Trogon melanocephalus
* Citreoline Trogon, Trogon citreolus
* Green-backed Trogon, Trogon viridis
* White-tailed Trogon, Trogon chionurus
* Baird's Trogon, Trogon bairdii
* Violaceous Trogon, Trogon violaceus
o Amazonian Trogon, Trogon (v.) ramonianus
* Gartered Trogon, Trogon caligatus
* Mountain Trogon, Trogon mexicanus
* White-eyed Trogon, Trogon comptus
* Collared Trogon, Trogon collaris
* Elegant Trogon, Trogon elegans
* Orange-bellied Trogon, Trogon aurantiiventris
* Masked Trogon, Trogon personatus
o Highland Trogon, Trogon (personatus) temperatus
* Black-throated Trogon or Yellow-bellied Trogon, Trogon rufus
* Surucua Trogon, Trogon surrucura
o Brazilian Trogon, Trogon (surrucura) aurantius
* Blue-crowned Trogon, Trogon curucui
* Black-tailed Trogon, Trogon melanurus
* Ecuadorian Trogon, Trogon mesurus
* Slaty-tailed Trogon, Trogon massena
* Lattice-tailed Trogon, Trogon clathratus


References

1. ^ a b Hilty, Steven L. (2003), Birds of Venezuela, Princeton University Press, pp. 438, ISBN 0-691-09250-8, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0691092508/, retrieved 2007-10-07
2. ^ a b Williamson, Sheri L.; Colston, P. R. (2003), "Trogons", in Christopher Perrins (editor), Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds, Firefly Books, pp. 362–363, ISBN 1-55297-777-3

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