Taxon profile


chachalacas, curassows and guans
Cracidae Rafinesque, 1815

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Galliformes »  suborder Craci


Pipile pipile - Trinidad Piping-guan

Pipile pipile - Trinidad Piping-guan

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Nothocrax urumutum - Nocturnal Curassow

Nothocrax urumutum - Nocturnal Curassow

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Crax globulosa - Wattled Curassow

Crax globulosa - Wattled Curassow

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Included taxa

Number of records: 14

genus Aburria Reichenbach, 1853 - Wattled Guan
genus Chamaepetes Wagler, 1832
genus Crax Linnaeus, 1758
genus Mitu Lesson, 1831
genus Nothocrax Burmeister, 1856 - Nocturnal Curassow
genus Oreophasis Gray, 1844 - Horned Guans
genus Ortalis Merrem, 1786 - Chachalacas
genus Pauxi Temminck, 1813
genus Penelope Merrem, 1786
genus Penelopina Reichenbach, 1861 - Highland Guan
genus Pipile Bonaparte, 1856 - Piping-guans

Fossil taxa

genus Boreortalis Brodkorb, 1954
genus Palaeonossax Wetmore, 1956
genus Procrax Tordoff & Macdonald, 1957 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Cracidae]
Data retrieved on: 3 December 2021
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Cracidae Rafinesque, 1815]

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extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon