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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: Passeri
Parvordo: Corvida
Superfamilia: Corvoidea
Familia: Corvidae
Genus: Cyanocorax
Species: C. affinis - C. beecheii - C. caeruleus - C. cayanus - C. chrysops - C. cristatellus - C. cyanomelas - C. cyanopogon - C. dickeyi - C. heilprini - C. melanocyaneus - C. mystacalis - C. sanblasianus - C. violaceus - C. yncas - C. yucatanicus


Cyanocorax Boie, 1826


Isis, oder Encyclopädische Zeitung 19 col.975

Cyanocorax is a genus of New World jays, passerine birds in the crow family, Corvidae. The generic name is derived from the Greek words κυανοξ (kuanos), meaning "dark blue," and κοραχ (korax), meaning "raven".[1]

It contains several closely related species that primarily are found in wooded habitats of Mexico and Central and South America, with two species, the Brown Jay and the Green Jay, just barely entering the United States. Coincidentally, these are also the only species in this genus where the upperparts are not primarily blue or purplish.


* Bushy-crested Jay, Cyanocorax melanocyaneus
* San Blas Jay, Cyanocorax sanblasianus
* Yucatan Jay, Cyanocorax yucatanicus
* Purplish-backed Jay, Cyanocorax beecheii
* Violaceous Jay, Cyanocorax violaceus
* Azure Jay, Cyanocorax caeruleus
* Purplish Jay, Cyanocorax cyanomelas
* Curl-crested Jay, Cyanocorax cristatellus
* Tufted Jay, Cyanocorax dickeyi
* Black-chested Jay, Cyanocorax affinis
* White-tailed Jay, Cyanocorax mystacalis
* Cayenne Jay, Cyanocorax cayanus
* Azure-naped Jay, Cyanocorax heilprini
* Plush-crested Jay, Cyanocorax chrysops
* White-naped Jay, Cyanocorax cyanopogon
* Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas
o Inca Jay, Cyanocorax (yncas) yncas
o Green Jay, Cyanocorax (yncas) luxuosus
* Brown Jay, Cyanocorax morio


1. ^ Holloway, Joel Ellis (2003). Dictionary of Birds of the United States: Scientific and Common Names. Timber Press. p. 79. ISBN 9780881926002. http://books.google.com/books?id=O07_W9NF39MC&.

* Madge, S.; H. Burn (1999). Crows and Jays. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0713652071.

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