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MOMOTIDAE - Motmots1 (6:13)
HYLOMANES M.H.C. Lichtenstein, 1839 M - Hylomanes momotula M.H.C. Lichtenstein, 1839; type by monotypy  
Hylomanes momotula2 Tody Motmot
momotula M.H.C. Lichtenstein, 1839 iCaribbean slope of S Mexico (S Veracruz, NE Oaxaca) to E Nicaragua; NW Costa Rica
chiapensis Brodkorb, 1938 vPacific slope of S Mexico (Chiapas) to W El Salvador
obscurus Nelson, 1911 vWC Panama (Veraguas) to NW Colombia (C Chocó, NC Antioquia)
ASPATHA Sharpe, 1892 F - Prionites gularis Lafresnaye, 1840; type by monotypy  
Aspatha gularis   (Lafresnaye, 1840) Blue-throated Motmot
vMountains of S Mexico (SE Oaxaca, Chiapas), Guatemala, N El Salvador and Honduras
MOMOTUS Brisson, 1760 M - Momotus Brisson; type by tautonymy = Ramphastos momota Linnaeus, 1766  
Momotus mexicanus Russet-crowned Motmot
vanrossemi R.T. Moore, 19323 iNW Mexico (S Sonora, N Sinaloa, SW Chihuahua)
mexicanus Swainson, 1827 vW and S Mexico (NC Sinaloa and W Durango to Guerrero, S Puebla and NW Oaxaca)
saturatus Nelson, 1897 vS Mexico (S and E Oaxaca, Chiapas) and extreme SW Guatemala
castaneiceps Gould, 1854 iEC Guatemala (Motagua valley)
Momotus coeruliceps4 Blue-diademed Motmot
1 coeruliceps (Gould, 1836) NE Mexico (SE Nuevo León, S Tamaulipas, N Veracruz)
2 lessonii Lesson, 18425,6 E Mexico (S Veracruz) to WC Panama (Azuero Pen.)
2 exiguus Ridgway, 1912 vSE Mexico (Yucatan Pen.)
Momotus subrufescens Whooping Motmot
subrufescens P.L. Sclater, 18537 C Panama (Panamá) to N and C Colombia (south in Magdalena valley) and NW Venezuela (N Aragua)
spatha Wetmore, 1946 NE Colombia (Serranía de Macuira in N Guajira) [Wetmore, 1946 #4132]
osgoodi Cory, 1913 NE Colombia (Norte de Santander), NW Venezuela (C and S Zulia, NW Táchira, W Mérida)
argenticinctus Sharpe, 1892 vNW Ecuador (W Esmeraldas) to NW Peru (N Piura)
Momotus bahamensis   (Swainson, 1838) Trinidad Motmotα
vTrinidad, Tobago
Momotus momota Amazonian Motmot
momota (Linnaeus, 1766) iS and E Venezuela (south of R. Orinoco), the Guianas and N Brazil (north of R. Amazon, west to R. Negro)
microstephanus P.L. Sclater, 1858 vE Ecuador to SW Venezuela, NE Peru (north of R. Marañón) and NW Amazonian Brazil (north of R. Amazon, east to R. Negro)
ignobilis von Berlepsch, 18898 vE Peru (south of R. Marañón) to N Bolivia (Pando, N La Paz)
nattereri P.L. Sclater, 1858 iFoothills of N and C Bolivia (La Paz and SW Beni to Cochabamba)
simplex Chapman, 1923 iW and C Amazonian Brazil (south of R. Amazon, east to R. Xingu)
cametensis E. Snethlage, 1912 vE Amazonian Brazil (south of R. Amazon, R. Xingu to R. Tocantins)
parensis Sharpe, 1892 vNC Brazil (south of R. Amazon, R. Tocantins to Piauí)
marcgravianus O.M. de O. Pinto & de Camargo, 19619,10 δvCoastal NE Brazil (Paraíba to Alagoas) [Pinto, 1961 #3088]
pilcomajensis Reichenow, 1919 vS and E Bolivia to NW Argentina (Salta), N Paraguay and S Brazil (S Goiás, W São Paulo, NW Paraná)
Momotus aequatorialis11 Highland Motmot
aequatorialis Gould, 1858 αvAndes of Colombia, E slope of Andes of Ecuador
chlorolaemus von Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1902 vE slope of Andes of Peru to N Bolivia (La Paz)
BARYPHTHENGUS Cabanis & F. Heine, Sr., 1860 M - Baryphonus ruficapillus Vieillot, 1818; type by subsequent designation (Sharpe, 1892, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 17, p. 330).  
Baryphthengus martii12 Rufous Motmot
semirufus (P.L. Sclater, 1853)13 vE Honduras to W and NC Colombia and SW Ecuador (El Oro)
martii (von Spix, 1824) iS Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia, W and C Amazonian Brazil (south of R. Amazon, east to R. Tapajós)
Baryphthengus ruficapillus 14  (Vieillot, 1818) Rufous-capped Motmot
iSE Brazil (S Goiás to SE Bahia and N Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay, NE Argentina (Misiones)
ELECTRON Gistel, 1848 N - Momotus platyrhynchus Leadbeater, 1829; type by subsequent designation (G.R. Gray, 1840, A List of the Genera of Birds, p. 9).  
Electron carinatum 15  (Du Bus, 1847) Keel-billed Motmot
vS Mexico (SE Veracruz, NE Oaxaca) to NC Nicaragua; NC Costa Rica
Electron platyrhynchum Broad-billed Motmot
1 minus (E. Hartert, 1898) vE Honduras to Panama
1 platyrhynchum (Leadbeater, 1829) vW Colombia to SW Ecuador (El Oro)
1 colombianum Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 vNC Colombia (S Córdoba, N Antioquia, Bolívar) [Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 #2670]
2 pyrrholaemum (von Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1902)16 vS Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia
2 orienticola Oberholser, 1921 αiW Amazonian Brazil (south of R. Amazon, east to R. Madeira)
2 chlorophrys Miranda-Ribeiro, 1931 iE Amazonian Brazil (south of R. Amazon, west to R. Madeira)
EUMOMOTA P.L. Sclater, 1858 F - Prionites (Crypticus) superciliaris Jardine & Selby, 1838; type by monotypy = Prionites superciliosus Sandbach, 1837  
Eumomota superciliosa Turquoise-browed Motmot
bipartita Ridgway, 1912 vPacific slope of S Mexico (Chiapas) and S Guatemala
superciliosa (Sandbach, 1837) vSE Mexico (N Campeche, N Quintana Roo, Yucatán)
vanrossemi Griscom, 1929 iEC Guatemala
sylvestris Carriker & Meyer de Schauensee, 1935 vNE Guatemala
euroaustris Griscom, 1929 vCaribbean slope of NW Honduras
apiaster (Lesson, 1842) iEl Salvador, W and S Honduras, NW Nicaragua
australis Bangs, 1906 vSW Nicaragua, NW Costa Rica

1 Sequence of genera follows A.O.U. (1998) [A.O.U., 1998 #9].
2 Snow (2001) [Snow, 2001 #3675] suspected that the described subspecies are based solely on clinal variation.
3 For continuing recognition see Hardy & Webber (1975) [Hardy, 1975 #14275].
4 For treatment of this, M. subrufescens, and M. bahamensis as separate species from M. momota, see Stiles (2009) [Stiles, 2009 #11896]; thus we treat them as allospecies in a superspecies.
5 May merit treatment as a separate species (Stiles 2009) [Stiles, 2009 #11896].
6 Includes goldmani; see Wetmore (1943) [Wetmore, 1943 #14268] and Binford (1989) [Binford, 1989 #303].
7 Includes conexus, reconditus, and olivaresi Hernández & Romero, 1978 [Hernández-Camacho, 1978 #1951]; see Stiles (2009) [Stiles, 2009 #11896].
8 Evidence of receipt of this issue of the Journal für Ornithologie by the Zoological Society of London in August 1890 (see Ibis, 1891, p. 616) strongly suggests delayed publication.
9 For recognition see Snow (2001) [Snow, 2001 #3675].
10 Correct original spelling. Spelling marcgraviniana in Dickinson (2003) [Dickinson, 2003 #9533] an ISS.
11 For treatment as a separate species from M. momota, see Fjeldså & Krabbe (1990) [Fjeldså, 1990 #1570] and Stiles (2009) [Stiles, 2009 #11896].
12 For treatment as a separate species from B. ruficapillus see Sick (1993) [Sick, 1993 #10563].
13 Includes costaricensis; see Snow (2001) [Snow, 2001 #3675].
14 Includes berlai Stager, 1959 [Stager, 1959 #3690]; see Snow (2001) [Snow, 2001 #3675]. Straube & Bornschein (1991) [Straube, 1991 #3755] considered the species best treated as monotypic.
15 Probably better treated as a subspecies of E. platyrhynchum (Snow 2001) [Snow, 2001 #3675].
16 Meyer de Schauensee (1966) [Meyer de Schauensee, 1966 #2676] suggested that the pyrrholaemum subspecies group might represent a separate species.