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Diuca diuca

Diuca diuca (Photo: Serge Ouachée)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea

Familia: Thraupidae
Genus: Diuca
Species: Diuca diuca
Subspecies: D. d. chiloensis – D. d. crassirostris – D. d. diuca – D. d. minor

Diuca diuca (Molina, 1782)

Type locality: Chile


Fringilla diuca (protonym)
Hedyglossa diuca (Molina, 1782)


Molina, J.I. 1782. Saggio sulla Storia Naturale del Chili. Stamperia di S. Tomaso d'Aquino: Bologna. 367 pp. Reference page. p. 249 p. 345

Vernacular names
English: Common Diuca Finch
español: Diuca Común
português: Diuca

The diuca finch (Diuca diuca) is a species of bird in the tanager family Thraupidae. It is the only member of the genus Diuca. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.

The diuca finch was formally described in 1782 by the Chilean naturalist Juan Ignacio Molina under the binomial name Fringilla diuca.[2] The specific epithet is from the Araucano names Diuca or Siuca for this species.[3] The common diuca finch is now the only member of the genus Diuca that was introduced in 1850 by the German naturalist Ludwig Reichenbach.[4][5]

Four subspecies are recognised:[5]

D. d. crassirostris Hellmayr, 1932 – north-central Chile, south Bolivia and north Argentina
D. d. diuca (Molina, 1782) – central, south-central Chile and west Argentina
D. d. chiloensis Philippi Bañados & Peña, 1964 – Chiloé Island (off southern Chile)
D. d. minor Bonaparte, 1850 – central, south Argentina and south Chile


BirdLife International (2018). "Diuca diuca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22723174A132021887. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22723174A132021887.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
Molina, Juan Ignacio (1782). Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili (in Spanish). Bologna: Nella Stamperia di S. Tommaso d'Aquino. pp. 249–250.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 137. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Reichenbach, Ludwig (1850). Avium Systema Naturale (in German). Dresden and Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister. Plate LXXVIII. For the publication date see: Dickinson, E.C.; Overstreet, L.K.; Dowsett, R.J.; Bruce, M.D. (2011). Priority! The Dating of Scientific Names in Ornithology: a Directory to the literature and its reviewers. Northampton, UK: Aves Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-9568611-1-5.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Tanagers and allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 1 November 2020.

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