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Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron - Orange-throated Tanager (cropped)

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: Eusaurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea

Familia: Thraupidae
Genus: Wetmorethraupis
Species: Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron

Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron Lowery & O’Neill, 1964

Holotype: LSUMZ 31457, Jul 1963; obtained indirectly by J.P. O’Neill from Aguaruna Indians.
Type locality: Chávez Valdivia, near confluence of the Rio Comaina and the Rio Cenepa, 4°26' S, 78°11' W, Amazonas, Peru.


Lowery, Jr., G.H. & O’Neill, J.P. 1964. A new genus and species of tanager from Peru. The Auk 81(2): 125–131. Full article (PDF) Reference page.


IUCN: Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron (Vulnerable)

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Veilchenschulter-Tangare
English: Orange-throated tanager
español: Tangara golinaranja
français: Tangara à gorge orangée
Nederlands: Oranjekeeltangare
svenska: orangestrupig tangara

The orange-throated tanager (Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron) is a species of bird in the tanager family Thraupidae that is found very locally in humid forests around the Ecuador-Peru border. As a species it is considered threatened. The orange-throated tanager is the only member of the genus Wetmorethraupis, named after the ornithologist Alexander Wetmore. It is closely related to members of the genus Bangsia.

The orange-throated tanager was formally described by George Lowery and John O'Neill in 1964. The authors placed the species in a new genus Wetmorethraupis to give the binomial name Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron. The genus name honours the American ornithologist Alexander Wetmore by combining his name with the genus name Thraupis, the type genus of the tanager family Thraupidae.[2] The specific epithet combines the Ancient Greek sterrhos meaning "stiff" or "hard" with pteron meaning feather.[3]

A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that Wetmorethraupis was the sister taxon to Bangsia.[4] The orange-throated tanager is monotypic: no subspecies are recognised.[5]

BirdLife International (2016). "Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22722621A94775559. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22722621A94775559.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
Lowery, George H. Jr.; O'Neill, John P. (1964). "A new genus and species of tanager from Peru". The Auk. 81 (2): 125–131. doi:10.2307/4082763. JSTOR 4082763.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 365. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
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. PMID 24583021.

Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Tanagers and allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 November 2020.

Schulenberg, T., Stotz, D., Lane, D., O'Neill, J., & Parker III, T. (2007). Birds of Peru. Christopher Helm. ISBN 978-0-7136-8673-9

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