Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Tacarcuna Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus tacarcunae) - HBW 16, p. 303

French: Chlorospin du Tacarcuna German: Tacarcunabuschtangare Spanish: Clorospingo del Tacarcuna

Taxonomy: Chlorospingus tacarcunae Griscom, 1924, Mount Tacarcuna, east slope, eastern Panama.
Recent molecular-genetic studies indicate that this genus and Nesospingus, 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. More recent evidence suggests that Chlorospingus is closest to genus Arremonops in family Emberizidae. This species forms a monophyletic group with C. ophthalmicus and C. inornatus; has been regarded as conspecific with for.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Chlorospingus tacarcunae Griscom, 1924, Mount Tacarcuna, east slope, eastern Panama.
Recent molecular-genetic studies indicate that this genus and Nesospingus, 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. More recent evidence suggests that Chlorospingus is closest to genus Arremonops in family Emberizidae. This species forms a monophyletic group with C. ophthalmicus and C. inornatus; has been regarded as conspecific with former. Was formerly treated sometimes as conspecific with C. flavigularis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Cerros Jefe and Azul (C Panamá), Cerro Brewster (W San Blas) and Cerros Mali and Tacarcuna (Darién), in Panama, and slopes of Cerro Tacarcuna in adjacent Colombia (NW Chocó).

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