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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: Mitrospingidae
Genus: Mitrospingus
Species: M. cassinii - M. oleagineus


Mitrospingus Ridgway, 1898

Tachyphonus cassinii Lawrence, 1861 = Mitrospingus cassinii

Primary references

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


Barker, F. K., Burns, K. J., Klicka, J., Lanyon, S. M., & Lovette, I. J. 2013. Going to extremes: Contrasting rates of diversification in a recent radiation of New World passerine birds. Systematic Biology 62 (2): 298–320. DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/sys094 Full article (PDF)Reference page.
Barker, F.K., Burns, K.J., Klicka, J., Lanyon, S.M. & Lovette, I.J. 2015. New insights into New World biogeography: An integrated view from the phylogeny of blackbirds, cardinals, sparrows, tanagers, warblers, and allies. The Auk 132(2): 333-348. DOI: 10.1642/AUK-14-110.1 Open accessReference page.

Vernacular names
English: Tanagers
español: Tangaras; fruteros

Mitrospingus is a genus of bird formerly in the family Thraupidae. Established by Robert Ridgway in 1898, it contains the following species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Mitrospingus cassinii.jpg Mitrospingus cassinii Dusky-faced tanager Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela
Mitrospingus oleagineus Olive-backed tanager Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela

The name Mitrospingus is a combination of the Greek words mitra meaning "cap" or "head-dress" and spingos, meaning "finch".[2]


"ITIS Report: Mitrospingus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

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