Psophia viridis dextralis
Tauary, right bank of Rio Tapajós, Brazil.
Closely related to all other congeners. Usually considered conspecific with P. viridis and P. obscura; P. viridis differs in its green middle and lower mantle (3); conspicuous iridescent purple hindneck (2); conspicuous iridescent purple outer wing-coverts (ns); pale bill and legs (3); possibly larger bill (inadequate sample in published manual#R) (ns); P. obscura differs in its dark brown shading to dark green vs mid-brown shading to olive-brown mantle (3); some colour vs virtual absence of colour on hindneck (2); some colour vs virtual absence of colour on outer wing-coverts (2); possibly shorter bill (inadequate sample in published manual#R) (ns). Molecular evidence supports its separation, and also the recognition as a “phylospecies” of the form interjecta (treated as an intermediate population without taxonomic standing in HBW); interjecta is genetically and morphologically close to dextralis, and is here treated as a distinct race#R. Two subspecies recognized.
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