African citril

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African citril
African Citril.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Serinus
Species: S. citrinelloides
Binomial name
Serinus citrinelloides
Rüppell, 1840
Synonyms

Crithagra citrinelloides

The African citril (Serinus citrinelloides), also known as the Abyssinian citril, is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found from Ethiopia, South Sudan and Eritrea to western Kenya. It is closely related to the western and southern citril, to which it was formerly considered conspecific.

Phylogeny[edit]

It has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Serinus citrinelloides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, Antonio; Alvarez-Tejado M.; Ruiz-del-Valle V.; García-de-la-Torre C.; Varela P; Recio M. J.; Ferre S.; Martinez-Laso J. (1999). "Rapid Radiation of Canaries (Genus Serinus)". Mol. Biol. Evol. 16: 2–11. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a026034. 
  3. ^ Zamora, J; Moscoso J; Ruiz-del-Valle V; Ernesto L; Serrano-Vela JI; Ira-Cachafeiro J; Arnaiz-Villena A (2006). "Conjoint mitochondrial phylogenetic trees for canaries Serinus spp. and goldfinches Carduelis spp. show several specific polytomies". Ardeola 53: 1–17.