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Zimmerius viridiflavus

Zimmerius viridiflavus (Tiranuelo matapalos) (1)

Zimmerius viridiflavus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Tyrannida
Familia: Tyrannidae
Genus: Zimmerius
Species: Zimmerius viridiflavus

The Peruvian Tyrannulet (Zimmerius viridiflavus) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. As traditionally defined, it is endemic to Peru, but recent genetic evidence suggests it should include the taxon flavidifrons as a subspecies, in which case the range of the Peruvian Tyrannulet extends into far southern Ecuador. Alternatively, flavidifrons is sometimes considered a separate species, the Loja Tyrannulet, but it is not closely related to the Golden-faced Tyrannulet as previously believed.

The natural habitat of the Peruvian Tyrannulet is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

BirdLife International 2004. Zimmerius viridiflavus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.
Rheindt, F. E., Norman, J. A., & Christidis, L. (2008). DNA evidence shows vocalizations to be better indicator of taxonomic limits than plumage patterns in Zimmerius tyrant-flycatchers. Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics 48(1): 150-156.

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