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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: Estrildidae
Genus: Neochmia
Species: N. modesta - N. phaeton - N. ruficauda - N. temporalis
Neochmia G.R. Gray, 1849

Neochmia is a genus of estrildid finches found in Australasia. They are gregarious seed-eaters with short, thick, but pointed bills.

The members are:[3]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Red-browed Finch - Penrith.jpg Red-browed finch Neochmia temporalis (Latham, 1801) northern Queensland, and south-east of Australia
Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) - Flickr - Lip Kee (2).jpg Crimson finch Neochmia phaeton (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841) Northern Australia with some residing in New Guinea


Gray, G.R. (1849). "The Genera of Birds : comprising their generic characters and an extensive list of species, Volume 2": 369.
Salomonsen, F. (1968). Paynter, R.A. Jnr. (ed.). Check-list of birds of the world (Volume 14). Cambridge, Mass.: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 356.

Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Waxbills, parrotfinches, munias, whydahs, Olive Warbler, accentors & pipits". World Bird List Version 5.4. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 26 January 2016.

Clement, Harris and Davis, Finches and Sparrows ISBN 0-7136-8017-2

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