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Toco Toucan
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformes
Family Ramphastidae

Toucans are members of the family Ramphastidae of near passerine birds from the Neotropics. The Ramphastidae family is most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. The family includes five genera and about forty different species.


Genus: Andigena (mountain toucans)
 Hooded Mountain Toucan (Gould, 1846) (Andigena cucullata)
 Grey-breasted Mountain Toucan (Gould, 1833) (Andigena hypoglauca)
 Plate-billed Mountain Toucan (Gould, 1851) (Andigena laminirostris)
 Black-billed Mountain Toucan (Waterhouse, 1839) (Andigena nigrirostris)
Genus: Aulacorhynchus (green toucanets)
 Blue-banded Toucanet (D'Orbigny, 1840) (Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis)
 Chestnut-tipped Toucanet (Gould, 1835) (Aulacorhynchus derbianus)
 Crimson-rumped Toucanet (Gould, 1835) (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus)
 Tepui Toucanet (Cory, 1919) (Aulacorhynchus whitelianus)
 Yellow-browed Toucanet (Carriker, 1933) (Aulacorhynchus huallagae)
 Emerald Toucanet (Gould, 1834) (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
Genus: Pteroglossus (aracari or araçaris)
 Black-necked Aracari (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pteroglossus aracari)
 Ivory-billed Aracari (Vieillot, 1819) (Pteroglossus azara)
 Saffron Toucanet (Vieillot, 1819) (Pteroglossus bailloni)
 Curl-crested Aracari (Wagler, 1832) (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii)
 Red-necked Aracari (Vigors, 1826) (Pteroglossus bitorquatus)
 Chestnut-eared Aracari (Gould, 1834) (Pteroglossus castanotis)
 Pale-mandibled Aracari (Gould, 1843) (Pteroglossus erythropygius)
 Fiery-billed Aracari (Cabanis, 1861) (Pteroglossus frantzii)
 Lettered Aracari (Swainson, 1822) (Pteroglossus inscriptus)
 Brown-mandibled Aracari (Gould, 1854) (Pteroglossus mariae)
 Many-banded Aracari (Gould, 1836) (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)
 Stripe-billed Aracari (Gould, 1854) (Pteroglossus sanguineus)
 Collared Aracari (Gmelin, 1788) (Pteroglossus torquatus)
 Green Aracari (Linnaeus, 1766) (Pteroglossus viridis)
Genus: Ramphastos (typical toucans)
 Black-mandibled Toucan (Swainson, 1823) (Ramphastos ambiguus)
  Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Gould, 1833) (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)
 Choco Toucan (Meyer de Schauensee, 1945) (Ramphastos brevis)
 Green-billed Toucan (Linnaeus, 1766) (Ramphastos dicolorus)
 Keel-billed Toucan (Lesson, 1830) (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
 White-throated Toucan (Linnaeus, 1758) (Ramphastos tucanus)
  Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos (tucanus) tucanus)
  Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos (tucanus) cuvieri)
 Toco Toucan (Statius Müller, 1776) (Ramphastos toco)
 Channel-billed Toucan (Lichtenstein, 1823) (Ramphastos vitellinus)
  Citron-throated Toucan (Ramphastos (vitellinus) citreolaemus)
  Ariel Toucan (Ramphastos (vitellinus) ariel)
  Yellow-ridged Toucan (Ramphastos (vitellinus/ariel) culminatus)