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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea

Familia: Thraupidae
Genus: Creurgops
Species: C. dentatus – C. verticalis

Creurgops P.L. Sclater, 1858

Typus: Creurgops verticalis P.L. Sclater, 1858


Malacothraupis P.L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876 PZS p. 353 BHL


Sclater, P.L. 1858. Notes on a collection of birds received by M. Verreaux of Paris from the Rio Napo in the Republic of Ecuador. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Pt. 26 no. 350-351: 59–77. BHL Reference page. Original description p. 73 BHL

Vernacular names
suomi: Ruostetangarat

Creurgops is a genus of Neotropical birds in the tanager family Thraupidae. They are found in the canopy of humid montane forest in the Andes of South America.

These are relatively large and heavy-billed tanagers. They are mainly slaty grey above and rufous below, except in the male slaty tanager where the underparts also are slaty grey. Males of both species have a crown patch, which is lacking in the females. They commonly participate in mixed-species flocks.
Taxonomy and species list

The genus Creurgops was introduced in 1858 by the English zoologist Philip Sclater to accommodate the newly described rufous-crested tanager (Creurgops verticalis).[1][2] The genus name combines the Ancient Greek kreourgos meaning "butcher" with ōps meaning "appearance".[3] The genus now contains two species.[4]

Rufous-crested tanager, Creurgops verticalis
Slaty tanager, Creurgops dentatus


Sclater, Philip Lutley (1858). "Notes on the collection of birds received by M. Verreaux of Paris from the Rio Napa in the Republic of Ecuador". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Part 26: 59–77 [73].
Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-List of Birds of the World. Volume 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 287.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Tanagers and allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 11 November 2020.

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Restall, R. L., C. Rodner, & M. Lentino. (2006). Birds of Northern South America. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0-7136-7243-9 (vol. 1). ISBN 0-7136-7242-0 (vol. 2).
Schulenberg, T., D. Stotz, D. Lane, J. O' Neill, & T. Parker III. (2007). Birds of Peru. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 978-0-7136-8673-9

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