Cracids

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Cracids

Latin America is home to a unique family of aboreal galliformes, Cracidae. The family consists of 50 species in 11 genera found from southern Texas to Argentina. Commonly known simply as Cracids, very few species are well established in aviculture and many more are threatened with extinction in the wild.



Chachalaca (genus Ortalis)
Twelve species:


Curassows (genus Crax)
Seven Species:


Curassows (genus Mitu)
Four species:


Curassows (genus Nothocrax)
One Species:


Curassows (genus Pauxi)
Two Species:


Guans (genus Penelope)
Fifteen species:


Horned Guan (genus Oreophasis)
One Species:


Highland Guan (genus Penelopina)
One Species:


Piping-Guans (genus Pipile)
Four species:


Sickle-winged Guan (genus Chamaepetes)
One Species:


Wattled Guan (genus Aburria)
One species:

Pauxi pauxi, Jan Harteman

Oreophasis derbianus, Dan Cowell

Crax daubentoni, Myles Lamont



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