Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Orange-throated Tanager (Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron) - HBW 16, p. 201

French: Tangara à gorge orangée German: Veilchenschultertangare Spanish: Tangara Golinaranja
Other common names: Wetmore’s Tanager

Taxonomy: Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron Lowery and O’Neill, 1964, Chávez Valdivia, Amazonas, Peru.
Molecular studies place present species as sister to Bangsia; differs from other genera in family in stiff, bristly throat feathers, although this condition is approached in Spindalis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme S Ecuador (SE Zamora-Chinchipe) and adjacent N Peru (NC Amazonas).