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New exciting discoveries and taxonomic changes in our endearing Brazilian tapaculos

Black-necked Red-Cotinga
Published: September 09, 2012
Text by Andrew Whittaker and Jaqueline Fortuna

Tapaculos taxonomy has always been extremely challenging and with each new publication often causing much controversy and differences in opinions. During the last two decades Brazil can boast several new tapaculos species discoveries, many splits and twists and turns in taxonomy and still many exciting tapaculos discoveries/taxonomic revisions are in the pipe line! Thanks to major advances in methodology of analyzing mitochondrial DNA helping the taxonomy to be better clarified. Click here to read the paper and see our tapaculos photos.