Distinctive within genus; not very closely related to S. spectabilis, but these two have sometimes been included in the probable species-group centred on S. maculirostris (which see), although they differ in voice and displays. Previously listed as S. culik; present name has priority by 69 years, but was thought to be unidentifiable; recent investigative work concludes that Linnaeus’s subsequent (1766) description is enough to validate identity of original description#R#R#R. Monotypic.
Extreme SE Venezuela, the Guianas and N Brazil N of Amazon (from lower R Negro E to E Amapá).
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