Mouse-coloured Tapaculo

Maurício found that the otherwise relatively well known S. speluncae actually consisted of two species, of which the southern was described as a new species, S. pachecoi, while the northern retained S. speluncae. It was further suggested that S. speluncae included yet another undescribed species, but more work was needed on that matter.

The Mouse-coloured Tapaculo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Mouse-coloured Tapaculo had to receive a new name: S. notorius ("notorius" to illustrate its problematic taxonomic history). CBRO (Comitê Brasileiro de Registros Ornitológicos) has recommended moving both the scientific and the English name to the relatively pale "new" inland species, which then would become the Mouse-coloured Tapaculo (S. speluncae), while the relatively dark species previously known under that name would become the Serra do Mar Tapaculo (S. notorius) after the Serra do Mar. More

apparently continue to call it Mouse-coloured Tapaculo (this is the population to which this name has traditionally been attached). For more, see ...and Kevin Zimmer's comment, quoted in (pp. 21-22). More

suggested keeping the common name Mouse-coloured Tapaculo for S. notorius, instead naming S. speluncae the Espinha More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Rhinocryptidae
Genus : Scytalopus
Species : speluncae
Authority : (Ménétries, 1835)