The Limpkin (also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird), Aramus guarauna, is a bird that looks like a large rail but is skeletally closer to cranes. It is the living species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas from Florida to northern Argentina.

The Limpkin is placed in its own monotypic family Aramidae. Aramidae, which is in turn placed within the crane and rail order Gruiformes. Recent DNA studies have confirmed a close relationship with particularly the cranes with the Limpkin remaining as a family close to the cranes and the two being sister taxa to the trumpeters.