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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: Nesospiza
Species: N. acunhae - N. wilkinsi – N. questi

Nesospiza Cabanis, 1873

Typus: Nesospiza acunhae Cabanis, 1873


Cabanis, J. 1873. Protokoll der LII. Monats-Sitzung. In: Deustche ornithologische Gesellschaft in Berlin. Journal für Ornithologie 21 no.122: 152–155 BHL DOI: 10.1007/bf02252432 Reference page. First availability p. 154 BHL

Vernacular names
español: Yales
suomi: Nightingalensirkut

Nesospiza is a genus of seed-eating birds in the tanager family Thraupidae found on the Tristan da Cunha archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Taxonomy and species list

The genus Nesospiza was introduced in 1873 by the German ornithologist Jean Cabanis with the Inaccessible Island finch as the type species.[1][2] The genus name combines the Ancient Greek nēsos meaning "island" (ie Tristan da Cunha) with spiza meaning "finch".[3] The genus now contains three species.[4]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Nesospiza acunhae -Inaccessible Island-8.jpg Nesospiza acunhae Inaccessible Island finch Tristan da Cunha archipelago
Nightingale Bunting Nesospiza questi.jpg Nesospiza questi Nightingale Island finch Nightingale Island of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago
Nesospiza wilkinsi Wilkins's finch Tristan da Cunha archipelago


Cabanis, Jean (1873). "Nesospiza acunhae nov. gen. et spec". Journal für Ornithologie (in German). 21: 154–155.
Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-List of Birds of the World. Volume 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 112.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 269. 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 6 November 2020.

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