Jocotoco Antpitta Grallaria ridgelyi

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Grallariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney


Geographic Variation

Grallaria ridgelyi is monotypic.

Related Species

Described as Grallaria ridgelyi Krabbe, Agro, Rice, Jacome, Navarrete, and Sornoza M. 1999, with type locality of 2520 m, Quebrada Honda, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, southeastern Ecuador. The scientific name for Jocotoco Antpitta is in honor of Robert S. Ridgely.

Jocotoco Antpitta is thought to be most closely related to Chestnut-naped Antpitta (Grallaria nuchalis) and Pale-billed Antpitta (Grallaria carrikeri), with these three species possibly forming a sister clade to Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallaria ruficapilla) and Watkins's Antpitta (Grallaria watkinsi) (Krabbe et al. 1999, Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003).

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2013). Jocotoco Antpitta (Grallaria ridgelyi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.