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Great Tinamou, Tinamus major
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Tinamiformes
Family: Tinamidae
Subfamily: Tinaminae
Genus: Tinamus
Hermann, 1783[1]

Tinamus guttatus
White-throated Tinamou
Tinamus tao
Grey Tinamou
Tinamus solitarius
Solitary Tinamou
Tinamus osgoodi
Black Tinamou
Tinamus major
Great Tinamou

Tinamus is a genus of birds in the Tinamou family. This genus comprises some of the larger members of this South American family.

The species in taxonomic order are:


Tinamus comes from the Galibi tribe and it is what they call the Tinamous.[3]


  1. ^ Brands, S. (2008)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Clements, J (2007)
  3. ^ Gotch, A. F. (1995)


  • Brands, Sheila (Aug 14 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Genus Tinamus". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved Feb 04 2009. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  • Clements, James (2007). The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World (6 ed.). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978 0 8014 4501 9.
  • Gotch, A. F. (1995) [1979]. "Tinamous". Latin Names Explained. A Guide to the Scientific Classifications of Reptiles, Birds & Mammals. New York, NY: Facts on File. p. 182. ISBN 0 8160 3377 3.
  • ITIS

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