A cryptic new species of hummingbird of the Campylopterus largipennis complex (Aves: Trochilidae).

  title={A cryptic new species of hummingbird of the Campylopterus largipennis complex (Aves: Trochilidae).},
  author={Leonardo Esteves Lopes and Marcelo Ferreira de Vasconcelos and Luiz Pedreira Gonzaga},
  volume={4268 1},
A new species of Campylopterus sabrewing is described from eastern Brazilian tropical dry forests occurring below 900 m asl. Its holotype (MZUSP 99024) is an adult female from Sítio Duboca (16°43'19''S, 43°58'20''W, elevation 840 m), municipality of Montes Claros, state of Minas Gerais. A taxonomic revision based on more than 1,000 museum specimens revealed that the new taxon, together with C. largipennis, C. diamantinensis and C. obscurus (with C. aequatorialis considered as a subjective… 
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