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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: Atlapetes
Species: A. albiceps - A. albinucha - A. albofrenatus – A. blancae – A. canigenis – A. citrinellus – A. crassus – A. flaviceps – A. forbesi – A. fulviceps – A. fuscoolivaceus – A. latinuchus – A. leucopis – A. leucopterus – A. luteoviridis – A. melanocephalus – A. melanolaemus – A. melanopsis – A. meridae – A. nationi – A. nigrifrons – A. pallidiceps – A. pallidinucha – A. personatus – A. pileatus – A. rufigenis – A. rufinucha – A. schistaceus – A. seebohmi – A. semirufus – A. terborghi – A. tibialis – A. tricolor

Atlapetes Wagler, 1831

Typus: Atlapetes pileatus Wagler, 1831


Pogonospiza Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1906
Pipilopsis Bonaparte, 1850
Pselliophorus Ridgway, 1898 Auk p. 225

Primary references

Wagler, J.G. 1831. Einige Mittheilungen über Thiere Mexicos. Isis von Oken 24: 510–535. BHL (German) Reference page. Original description col.526 BHL

Additional references

Klicka, J., Barker, F.K., Burns, K.J., Lanyon, S.M., Lovette, I.J. & Chaves, J.A. 2014. A comprehensive multilocus assessment of sparrow (Aves: Passerellidae) relationships. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 77: 177-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.04.025Reference page.

Atlapetes is a genus of birds in the New World sparrow family Passerellidae. The species mainly found in montane forest from Mexico to northwest Argentina.[1]
Taxonomy and species

The genus Atlapetes was introduced in 1831 by the German naturalist Johann Georg Wagler to accommodate the rufous-capped brushfinch (Atlapetes pileatus).[2][3] The genus name is from Ancient Greek and combines the name of the mythical figure Atlas with petēs meaning "flyer".[4] Within the New World sparrow family Passerellidae the genus Atlapetes is sister to the genus Pipilo.[5]

The genus contains 33 species:[6]

Rufous-capped brushfinch, Atlapetes pileatus
Moustached brushfinch, Atlapetes albofrenatus
Merida brushfinch, Atlapetes meridae
Ochre-breasted brushfinch, Atlapetes semirufus
Tepui brushfinch, Atlapetes personatus
White-naped brushfinch, Atlapetes albinucha
Santa Marta brushfinch, Atlapetes melanocephalus
Pale-naped brushfinch, Atlapetes pallidinucha
Yellow-headed brushfinch, Atlapetes flaviceps
Dusky-headed brushfinch, Atlapetes fuscoolivaceus
Choco brushfinch, Atlapetes crassus
Tricolored brushfinch, Atlapetes tricolor
White-rimmed brushfinch, Atlapetes leucopis
Yellow-thighed brushfinch, Atlapetes tibialis
Yellow-green brushfinch, Atlapetes luteoviridis
Yellow-breasted brushfinch, Atlapetes latinuchus
Black-fronted brushfinch, Atlapetes nigifrons
Antioquia brushfinch, Atlapetes blancae
Rufous-eared brushfinch, Atlapetes rufigenis
Apurímac brushfinch, Atlapetes forbesi
Black-spectacled brushfinch, Atlapetes melanopsis
Slaty brushfinch, Atlapetes schistaceus
White-winged brushfinch, Atlapetes leucopterus
White-headed brushfinch, Atlapetes albiceps
Pale-headed brushfinch, Atlapetes pallidiceps
Bay-crowned brushfinch, Atlapetes seebohmi
Rusty-bellied brushfinch, Atlapetes nationi
Cuzco brushfinch, Atlapetes canigenis
Vilcabamba brushfinch, Atlapetes terborghi
Grey-eared brushfinch, Atlapetes melanolaemus
Bolivian brushfinch, Atlapetes rufinucha
Fulvous-headed brushfinch, Atlapetes fulviceps
Yellow-striped brushfinch, Atlapetes citrinellus


Sánchez-González, Luis A.; Navarro-Siguenza, Adolfo G. (2014). "Diversification in the Andes: the Atlapetes brush-finches". Zoologica Scripta. 44 (2): 135–152. doi:10.1111/zsc.12088.
Wagler, Johann Georg (1831). "Einige Mittheilungen über Thiere Mexicos". Isis von Oken (in German and Latin). Col 510–535 [526].
Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-List of Birds of the World. Volume 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 190.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Bryson, R.W.; Faircloth, B.C.; Tsai, W.L.E.; McCormack, J.E.; Klicka, J. (2016). "Target enrichment of thousands of ultraconserved elements sheds new light on early relationships within New World sparrows (Aves: Passerellidae)". The Auk. 133 (3): 451–458. doi:10.1642/AUK-16-26.1.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "New World Sparrows, Bush Tanagers". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 29 May 2020.

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