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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: Cardinalidae
Genus: Amaurospiza
Species: A. carrizalensis - A. concolor - A. moesta

Amaurospiza Cabanis, 1861

Journal für Ornithologie 9 no.49 p.3
Lentino, M., & Restall, R. (2003). A new species of Amaurospiza blue seedeater from Venezuela. The Auk 120:600-606.(Full article view)Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Seedeaters
español: Semilleros; arroceros; reinamoras
suomi: Sinisirkkuset


Amaurospiza is a genus of birds in the cardinal family Cardinalidae.
Taxonomy and species list

The genus Amaurospiza was introduced by the German ornithologist Jean Cabanis in 1861 with Cabanis's seedeater as the type species.[1][2] The name is derived from the Ancient Greek amauros, meaning "dusky", and σπίζα (spíza), a catch-all term for finch-like birds.[3][4]

This genus was formerly included in the tanager family Thraupidae. It was moved to the cardinal family Cardinalidae based on a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2007.[5][6]

The genus contains four species:[6]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Cabanis's seedeater Amaurospiza concolor southern Mexico and Central America
Ecuadorian seedeater Amaurospiza aequatorialis (formerly conspecific with A. concolor) southwest Colombia through Ecuador to northern Peru
Amaurospiza moesta - Blackish-blue seedeater (male).JPG Blackish-blue seedeater Amaurospiza moesta Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay
Carrizal seedeater Amaurospiza carrizalensis northern Venezuela


Cabanis, Jean (1861). "Uebersicht der im Berliner Museum befindlichen Vögel von Costa Rica". Journal für Ornithologie (in German). 9 (49): 1–11 [3].
Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-List of Birds of the World. Volume 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 150.
Bailly, Anatole (1981-01-01). Abrégé du dictionnaire grec français. Paris: Hachette. ISBN 978-2010035289. OCLC 461974285.
Bailly, Anatole. "Greek-french dictionary online". Retrieved March 12, 2019.
Klicka, J.; Burns, K.; Spellman, G.M. (2007). "Defining a monophyletic Cardinalini: A molecular perspective". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 45 (3): 1014–1032. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.07.006.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Cardinals, grosbeaks and (tanager) allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 27 October 2020.

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