Scytalopus zimmeri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Scytalopus zimmeri
Species Authority: Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1940
Common Name(s):
English Zimmer's Tapaculo, Zimmer's Tapaculo 
Taxonomic Notes: Scytalopus magellanicus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into S. magellanicus, S. griseicollis, S. fuscicauda, S. altirostris, S. affinis, S. acutirostris, S. urubambae, S. simonsi, S. zimmeri, S. fuscus and S. canus following SACC (2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Symes, A.
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as widespread and fairly common (del Hoyo et al. 2003).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Scytalopus zimmeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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