no locality = Brazil.
Formerly placed in monotypic genus Baillonius; has been allied with Andigena, and even placed within that genus. Recent phylogenetic study, however, found this species to be deeply embedded within Pteroglossus, being most closely related to P. inscriptus, with P. bitorquatus sister to the two#R; this generic placement supported by subsequent molecular study, which found present species to be sister to P. viridis and P. inscriptus#R. Monotypic.
E Brazil (Pernambuco; Bahia, Espírito Santo and adjacent Minas Gerais S to W & NE Santa Catarina and extreme N Rio Grande do Sul) to EC Paraguay and NE Argentina (N Misiones).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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