Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri) - HBW 16, p. 248

French: Dacnis vert German: Panamapitpit Spanish: Dacnis Verdoso

Taxonomy: Dacnis viguieri Oustalet, 1883, Isthmus of Panama, on shores of the Gulf of Darién.
This genus and Cyanerpes were previously regarded as members of a separate family, Coerebidae, but later placed in present family on basis of similarities in skull anatomy; molecular phylogenies indicate that the two genera are sisters and form a monophyletic group with Tersina. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Panama (E Darién) and NW Colombia (N Chocó, NW Antioquia and SW Córdoba).

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