W. Deppe#R, 1830,
In the past sometimes separated in genus Pampa. Race excellens considered by some to be a full species (sometimes tentatively#R), but differences not striking, involving slightly larger size, paler underparts and longer tail; molecular, morphological and vocal analysis#R supports monophyly of the three subspecies, although this evidence plus the findings of larger skull size#R may lend support to acceptance of excellens as a full species#R; none of the differences, however, appears particularly strong or compelling (e.g. much vocal overlap and variability), so all three taxa retained here as conspecific, but research required in zone of hypothetical contact between excellens and nominate. Subpopulation of Yucatán Peninsula sometimes regarded as race yucatanensis, but doubtfully distinct. Three subspecies currently recognized.
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