Mycerobas

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Mycerobas
Black-&-Yellow Grosbeak (Male) I IMG 7362 - Cropped.jpg
Male Mycerobas icterioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Mycerobas
Cabanis, 1847

The Mycerobas grosbeaks are a genus of finch in the Fringillidae family. They are colorful finches and are (at 20–23 cm) the largest species in the family. The genus contains the following species:

Phylogeny[edit]

Eophona genus goes together with Mycerobas genus. Both genera form a single phylogenetic group.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A.; Guillén, J.; Ruiz-del-Valle, V.; Lowy, E.; Zamora, J.; Varela, P.; Stefani, D.; Allende, L. M. (2001). "Phylogeography of crossbills, bullfinches, grosbeaks, and rosefinches". Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 58 (8): 1159–1166. doi:10.1007/PL00000930. PMID 11529508. 
  2. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A.; Moscoso, J.; Ruiz-del-Valle, V.; Gonzalez, J.; Zamora, J.; Reguera, R.; Wink, M.; Serrano-Vela, J (2007). "Bayesian phylogeny of Fringillinae birds: status of the singular African oriole finch Linurgus olivaceus and evolution and heterogeneity of the genus Carpodacus". Acta Zoologica Sinica 53 (4): 826 – 834.