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Pteroglossus aracari

Pteroglossus aracari, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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: Piciformes
Familia: Ramphastidae
Subfamilia: Ramphastinae
Genus: Pteroglossus
Species: Pteroglossus aracari
Subspecies: P. a. aracari - P. a. atricollis - P. a. roraimae - P. a. vergens


Pteroglossus aracari (Linnaeus, 1758)


Systema Naturae ed.10 p.104

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Schwarzkehlarassari
English: Black-necked Aracari
Français: Araçari grigri, Araçari-de-bico-branco

The Black-necked Aracari (Pteroglossus aracari) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It measures 35-45 cm (14-18 in) long and weighs 177-309 grams (6-10.9 oz.)[1] It is a typical but thickset aracari with a single red band across its otherwise yellow chest.

It is found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.


* BirdLife International 2004. Pteroglossus aracari. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.

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