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Paramythia montium

Paramythia montium (*)

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: Paramythiidae
Genus: Paramythia
Species: Paramythia montium
Subspecies: P. m. alpinum - P. m. brevicauda - P. m. montium - P. m. olivaceum

Paramythia montium De Vis, 1892

Paramythia montium


Annual Report on British New Guinea (1890-1891) p. 95

Vernacular names

The eastern crested berrypecker[2][3] (Paramythia montium) is a species of bird in the family Paramythiidae. It is commonly found in the high montane forests and shrublands of New Guinea.[4] There are two subspecies, Paramythia montium montium and Paramythia montium brevicauda. The former inhabits the eastern portion of the New Guinea Highlands while the latter can be found in the Huon Peninsula. The western crested berrypecker (P. olivacea) was formerly considered conspecific but was split from it in 2021.[3]

The species is 20–23 cm (7.9–9 in) and can be quickly identified by its characteristic black mask, pointed crest, and white eyebrow. Its plumage is largely blue and green with yellow undertail-coverts. The tail of the brevicauda subspecies is noticeably shorter than that of the montium subspecies.[4]

BirdLife International 2016. Paramythia montium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T103693003A94570995. Downloaded on 01 March 2019
"Crested Berrypecker · Paramythia montium · De Vis, 1892". xeno-canto. Xeno-canto Foundation. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
"Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-06-04.
Pratt, Thane K.; Beehler, Bruce M.; Anderton, John C.; Kókay, Szabolcs (2014). Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition. Princeton University Press. p. 436. ISBN 9781400865116.

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