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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: Falconiformes
Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Perninae
Genus: Leptodon
Species: L. cayanensis - L. forbesi


Leptodon Sundevall, 1836


Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Händlingar, Stockholm (1835) p.114

Leptodon is a genus of birds of prey. Its two members are similar, with a grey head, black upperparts and white underparts. They are:

* Grey-headed Kite, Leptodon cayanensis
* White-collared Kite, Leptodon forbesi

Grey-headed Kite is a widespread species, breeding from eastern Mexico and Trinidad south to Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina. However, White-collared Kite is restricted to northeastern Brazil, and is classified as Critically Endangered.


* ffrench, Richard (1991). A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (2nd edition ed.). Comstock Publishing. ISBN 0-8014-9792-2.
* Hilty, Steven L (2003). Birds of Venezuela. London: Christopher Helm. ISBN 0-7136-6418-5.
* A guide to the birds of Costa Rica by Stiles and Skutch ISBN 0-8014-9600-4

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