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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: Alaudidae
Genus: Eremopterix
Species: E. australis – E. griseus – E. leucopareia – E. leucotis – E. nigriceps – E. signatus – E. verticalis
Name
Eremopterix Kaup, 1836

Eremopterix is the genus of sparrow-larks, songbirds in the family Alaudidae. The sparrow-larks are found from Africa to the Indian subcontinent.

Taxonomy and systematics
Extant species

The genus Eremopterix contains the following extant species:[2]


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Eremopterix australis -Bushmanland, South Africa-8.jpg Eremopterix australis Black-eared sparrow-lark southern Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa
Madgascar Lark RWD.jpg Eremopterix hova Madagascar lark Madagascar.
BCSparrow-Lark DSC0722.jpg Eremopterix nigriceps Black-crowned sparrow-lark Mauritania through the Middle East to north-western India
Chestnut-backed sparrow-lark,Eremopterix leucotis at Mapungubwe National Park, Limpopo, South Africa (17913598516).jpg Eremopterix leucotis Chestnut-backed sparrow-lark Africa south of the Sahara Desert.
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark by Dr. Raju Kasambe DSCN1991 (3).jpg Eremopterix griseus Ashy-crowned sparrow-lark South Asia
Eremopterix signatus.jpg Eremopterix signatus Chestnut-headed sparrow-lark eastern and north-eastern Africa
Grey-backed Sparrowlark (Eremopterix verticalis) (6875326526).jpg Eremopterix verticalis Grey-backed sparrow-lark southern and south-central Africa
Fisher's Sparrow-Lark - Tanzania 2008-03-01 0063 (16759772588).jpg Eremopterix leucopareia Fischer's sparrow-lark central Kenya to eastern Zambia, Malawi and north-western Mozambique

Former species

Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Eremopterix:

Arabian Dunn's lark (as Pyrrhulauda eremodites)

References

Mlíkovský, Jirí (1998). "Generic name of southern snowfinches" (PDF). Forktail. 14: 85. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2012.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Nicators, reedling, larks". World Bird List Version 8.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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