Curl-Crested Araçari

Curl-Crested Aracari

The curl-crested araçari was first described by Johann Georg Wagler in 1832 and was formerly placed in the monotypic genus, “Beauharnaisius”, rather than its current genus, “Pteroglossus”.

The curl-crested araçari was first described by Johann Georg Wagler in 1832.

Because of its relatively long tail and curly crest, the curl-crested araçari was formerly placed in the monotypic genus or subgenus Beauharnaisius, but genetic data indicates that this species is embedded within Pteroglossus, being sister-species to the Eastern red-necked araçari (Pteroglossus bitorquatus).


Image | © Internet Archive Book Images, Public Domain
Sources | (Dallas World Aquarium, 2019; Short & Bonan, 2019; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2019)

 

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