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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: Passerellidae
Genus: Melozone
Species: M. aberti – M. albicollis – M. biarcuata – M. cabanisi – M. crissalis – M. fusca – M. kieneri – M. leucotis

Name

Melozone Reichenbach, 1850
References

Avium systema naturale: pt.6 pl.79.
Sandoval, L., Bitton, P-P., Demko, A.D., Doucet, S.M. & Mennill, D.J. 2017. Phenotypic variation and vocal divergence reveals a species complex in White-eared Ground-sparrows (Cabanis) (Aves: Passerellidae). Zootaxa 4291(1): 155–170. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4291.1.9. Reference page.

Vernacular names
suomi: Meksikonkirjosirkut
русский: Овсянки-чиапа

Melozone is a genus of mostly Neotropical birds in the family Passerellidae, found mainly in Mexico. Three species reach as far north as the southwestern United States, two species reach as far south as Costa Rica, and two are endemic to Mexico. The following species are in the genus Melozone:[1]

Abert's towhee (Melozone aberti)
Cabanis's ground sparrow (Melozone cabanisi)
California towhee (Melozone crissalis)
Canyon towhee (Melozone fusca)
Prevost's ground sparrow (Melozone biarcuata)
Rusty-crowned ground sparrow (Melozone kieneri)
White-eared ground sparrow (Melozone leucotis)
White-throated towhee (Melozone albicollis)

References

"ITIS Report: Melozone". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 5 August 2013.

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