Statius Müller, 1776,
Part of the P. picta–leucotis complex, so-called because until recently only P. leucotis (with taxa pfrimeri, griseipectus, emma and auricularis) and present species (comprising remaining taxa described by year 2000) accorded full species status (see e.g. HBW), although this arrangement for long acknowledged as unsatisfactory but tolerated owing to seemingly intractable nature of problem. Detailed revisions over ten-year period 1998–2008#R#R#R#R#R#R added taxa to the complex and led to the recognition (albeit sometimes invoking the phylogenetic species concept) of six#R, seven#R#R, 13#R and 14 species#R. While many other solutions possible, this last arrangement is accepted here as taxonomically most “equitable”, the scoring system used herein validating all taxa as species when comparisons confined to geographically adjacent taxa. Distinguished from P. pfrimeri, P. griseipectus and P. caeruleiceps and P. amazonum by characters given under those species. Monotypic.
S & E Venezuela S of Orinoco through the Guianas to N Brazil N of Amazon (from R Branco to Amapá).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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