G. R. Gray, 1844,
This very distinct species has been considered intermediate between the guans and the curassows. Genetic, osteological and other data are, to some extent, conflicting with regard to the placing of Oreophasis within subfamily Cracinae or Penelopinae#R, and a better solution seems to be to separate it in a subfamily of its own. Monotypic.
SE Mexico (E Oaxaca and Chiapas) and Guatemala; reports from N Honduras remain unconfirmed#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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