Salvin and Godman, 1889,
Xautipa, Sierra Madre del Sur, Guerrero, Mexico.
Closely related to C. rubiginosus, and sometimes considered conspecific. Both were previously placed in Piculus, but recent phylogenetic analyses indicate that placement in Colaptes appropriate#R. Greyer individuals from SE Sonora named as race sonoriensis, but this considered unacceptable as apparently based on worn specimens. Monotypic.
Pacific slope of W Mexico from S Sonora to Oaxaca.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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