Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus) - HBW 16, p. 300

French: Pleureur de Porto Rico German: Brustfleckentangare Spanish: Tangara Puertorriqueña

Taxonomy: Chlorospingus (?) speculiferus Lawrence, 1875, Puerto Rico.
Recent molecular-genetic studies indicate that this genus and Chlorospingus, Spindalis and Phaenicophilus form a monophyletic clade that is sister to several New World warbler (Parulidae) genera (including Dendroica, Basileuterus and Vermivora), and are not closely related to other genera of present family. Monotypic.

Distribution: Slopes of Sierra de Luquillo (in Carite-Guavate State Forest), in Puerto Rico.