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Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
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Superfamilia: Passeroidea

Familia: Thraupidae
Genus: Thlypopsis
Species: T. fulviceps - T. inornata - T. ornata - T. pectoralis – T. pyrrhocoma – T. ruficeps - T. sordida – T. superciliaris

[acc. Burns, Unitt & Mason (2016), SACC730.11]

Thlypopsis Cabanis, 1851

Typus: Nemosia sordida d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 = Thlypopsis sordida


Pyrrhocoma Cabanis, 1851 Mus.Hein p. 138 BHL
Hemispingus Cabanis, 1851 Mus.Hein p. 138 BHL
Dacnidea Taczanowski, 1874 PZS p. 131 BHL

Primary references

Cabanis, J. 1850–1851. Museum Heineanum. Verzeichniss der ornithologischen Sammlung des Oberamtmann Ferdinand Heine, auf Gut St. Burchard vor Halberstadt. I. Theil, die Singvögel enthaltend. 1–233. R. Frantz, Halberstadt. BHL DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.112135 Reference page. First availability p. 138 BHL

Additional references

Shultz, A.J. & Burns, K.J. 2013. Plumage evolution in relation to light environment in a novel clade of Neotropical tanagers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66(1): 112-125 DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.011Reference page.
Burns, K.J., Unitt, P. & Mason, N.A. 2016. A genus-level classification of the family Thraupidae (Class Aves: Order Passeriformes). Zootaxa 4088(3): 329–354. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4088.3.2 Paywall.Reference page.

Vernacular names
suomi: Pilvitangarat

Thlypopsis is a genus of birds in the tanager family Thraupidae.
Taxonomy and species list

The genus Thlypopsis was introduced by the German ornithologists Jean Cabanis in 1851.[1] The name combines the Ancient Greek thlupis, a word for an unknown small bird, and opsis meaning "appearance".[2] The type species was subsequently designated as the orange-headed tanager (Thlypopsis sordida).[3][4]

The chestnut-headed tanager was formerly placed in the genus Pyrrhocoma and the superciliaried hemispingus in Hemispingus. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that these two species were embedded in Thlypopsis.[5]

The genus contains eight species:[6]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Fulvous-headed Tanager - frutero cabecileonado (Thlypopsis fulviceps fulviceps).jpg Thlypopsis fulviceps Fulvous-headed tanager Venezuelan Coastal Range and far northern Colombia.
Thlypopsis inornata - Buff-bellied Tanager (cropped).jpg Thlypopsis inornata Buff-bellied tanager Peru and far southern Ecuador
SAÍ-CANÁRIO ( Thlypopsis sordida).jpg Thlypopsis sordida Orange-headed tanager Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.
Pyrrhocoma ruficeps Chestnut-headed Tanager.jpg Thlypopsis pyrrhocoma (formerly assigned to Pyrrhocoma) Chestnut-headed tanager

east Paraguay, northeast Argentina, and south Brazil

Rust-and-yellowTanager.jpg Thlypopsis ruficeps Rust-and-yellow tanager Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru
Hemispingus superciliaris.jpg Thlypopsis superciliaris (formerly assigned to Hemispingus) Superciliaried hemispingus Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela
Thlypopsis ornata.jpg Thlypopsis ornata Rufous-chested tanager Ecuador, Peru and southwestern Colombia
Thlypopsis pectoralis - Brown-flanked Tanager; Huanuco, Peru.jpg Thlypopsis pectoralis Brown-flanked tanager Peru


Cabanis, Jean; Heine, Ferdinand (1860). Museum Heineanum : Verzeichniss der ornithologischen Sammlung des Oberamtmann Ferdinand Heine, auf Gut St. Burchard vor Halberstadt (in German). Vol. 1. Halberstadt: R. Frantz. p. 138.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 384. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Gray, George Robert (1855). Catalogue of the Genera and Subgenera of Birds Contained in the British Museum. London: British Museum. p. 74.
Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-List of Birds of the World. Vol. 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 268.
Burns, K.J.; Shultz, A.J.; Title, P.O.; Mason, N.A.; Barker, F.K.; Klicka, J.; Lanyon, S.M.; Lovette, I.J. (2014). "Phylogenetics and diversification of tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae), the largest radiation of Neotropical songbirds". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 75: 41–77. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.02.006.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Tanagers and allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 17 October 2020.

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