M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823,
São Paulo; error = Bahia, Brazil.
May be more closely related to P. fuscus; previously regarded as closest to P. aurifrons. Formerly treated by many authors as conspecific with P. nigropunctatus, which was included as a synonym of form salvini; latter, described from “Bogotá” skins with no type locality, had earlier been lumped as race of present species; all pre-1990s taxonomic conclusions were, however, based on totally inadequate material, with very few study skins available, and recent research using series of specimens has shown salvini to be almost certainly a synonym of P. squamulatus obsoletus. Subspecies name buffonii sometimes spelt as buffoni, but former spelling selected by First Reviser#R. Six subspecies recognized.
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