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Trogon melanurus

Trogon melanurus (*)

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: Trogon melanurus
Subspecies: T. m. eumorphus - T. m. macroura - T. m. melanurus - T. m. mesurus - T. m. occidentalis


Trogon melanurus Swainson, 1838


Animals in Menageries, in The cabinet cyclopedia p.329,text

Vernacular names
English: Black-tailed Trogon
Português: Surucuá-de-cauda-preta

The Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family. It is found in humid forest in the Amazon Basin, north-western South America and adjacent Panama. The taxon mesurus from western Ecuador and far north-western Peru was formerly considered a subspecies of the Black-tailed Trogon, but is now considered a separate species, the Ecuadorian Trogon.


* BirdLife International 2004. Trogon melanurus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 July 2007.

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