Scytalopus latebricola meridanus
Culatá, 4000 m, Andes of Mérida, Venezuela.
Formerly considered conspecific with S. latebricola, but differs vocally. Taxon fuscicauda, previously treated as a separate species by some authors (including HBW 8: 779) or as a race of S. magellanicus or S. griseicollis by others, appears morphologically indistinguishable from meridanus and may even be synonymous (barring on underparts of fuscicauda may be age-related rather than a distinguishing character); here treated as a race of present species on account of small but detectable differences in introductions to songs#R. Names meridanus and fuscicauda published simultaneously, and former awarded priority by First Revisers#R. Two subspecies recognized.
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