#R, Cayenne, French Guiana.
Forms a clade with P. aglaiae, P. niger, P. homochrous and P. validus#R; all are sometimes combined in separate genus, Platypsaris, differing from other present congeners in nest shape and placement, and in some vocal and morphological characters, as well as in courtship displays#R, but such treatment renders present genus paraphyletic. Monotypic.
Most of Amazonia, from SE Colombia (E of Andes, from W Meta and Vaupés S to Amazonas), S & E Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar) and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia (La Paz, Beni, N Santa Cruz) and S & C Brazil (S to Rondônia, W & N Mato Grosso, N Tocantins, Pará and N Maranhão).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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