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Phrygilus
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For the ancient Greek artist, see Phrygillus.

Phrygilus[1] is a genus of mainly Andean seed-eating tanagers commonly known as sierra finches. Phrygilos means finch in Ancient Greek.[2] Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies have shown them to belong in the Thraupidae.[3] The genus appears to be polyphyletic[4] consisting of at least three distinct lineages which in future may need to be split into separate genera.

Species list

Group 1 - The "hooded" group. Related to yellow finches Sicalis

Group 2 - Upperparts mostly grey, underparts white. Sexes similar. Related to a clade containing both the "hooded" group and Sicalis olivascens

Group 3 - male plumage grey or dull brown, females streaky. Related to Haplospiza

Group 4 - Yellow bill with grey/black underparts.

Footnotes

  1. ^ Ridgely & Tudor (1989)
  2. ^ Aristophanes, The Birds 859. CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: M-Q By Umberto Quattrocchi sv. Phrygilanthus
  3. ^ See Burns et al. (2003) & Klicka et al. (2007)
  4. ^ See Klicka et al. (2007)

References

  • Burns, K. J., S. J. Hackett, and N. K. Klein. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of Neotropical honeycreepers and the evolution of feeding morphology. J. Avian Biology 34: 360-370.
  • Klicka, J., K. Burns, & G. M. Spellman. 2007. Defining a monophyletic Cardinalini: A molecular perspective. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 1014-1032
  • Ridgely, R. S., & G. Tudor. 1989. The Birds of South America, vol. 1. Univ. Texas Press, Austin.
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Phrygilus: Brief Summary
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Phrygilus is a genus of mainly Andean seed-eating tanagers commonly known as sierra finches. Phrygilos means finch in Ancient Greek. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies have shown them to belong in the Thraupidae. The genus appears to be polyphyletic consisting of at least three distinct lineages which in future may need to be split into separate genera.

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