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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: Thraupidae
Genus: Heterospingus
Species: H. rubrifrons – H. xanthopygius

Heterospingus Ridgway, 1898

Typus: Tachyphonus rubrifrons Lawrence, 1865 = Heterospingus rubrifrons


Ridgway, R. 1898. Descriptions of Supposed New Genera, Species, and Subspecies of American Birds. I. Fringillidæ. The Auk 15(3): 223–230; 330–331 (correction). BHL DOI: 10.2307/4068377 Reference page. First availabity p. 225 BHL

Vernacular names
suomi: Panamantangaratac

Heterospingus is a small genus of medium-sized birds in the tanager family Thraupidae that are found in the forests of Central and South America.
Taxonomy and species list

The genus Heterospingus was introduced in 1898 by the American ornithologist Robert Ridgway with the sulphur-rumped tanager as the type species.[1][2] The name combines the Ancient Greek heteros meaning "different" with spingos meaning "finch".[3]

The genus contains two species:[4]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Sulfur-rumped Tanager - Panama - 5-31-12 - 2012-05-30at21-12-54 (8143006758).jpg Heterospingus rubrifrons Sulphur-rumped tanager Costa Rica and Panama.
Scarlet-browed Tanager (Heterospingus xanthopygius (8079749074).jpg Heterospingus xanthopygius Scarlet-browed tanager Panama, Colombia and Ecuador


Ridgway, Robert (1898). "Descriptions of supposed new genera, species, and subspecies of American birds: I Fringillidae". The Auk. 15: 223-230 [225].
Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-List of Birds of the World. Volume 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 287.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Tanagers and allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 November 2020.

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