Antillean siskin

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Antillean siskin
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Spinus
Species: S. dominicensis
Binomial name
Spinus dominicensis
(Bryant, 1868)
Synonyms

Carduelis dominicensis

The Antillean siskin (Spinus dominicensis) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Evolution[edit]

This seems to be the most ancient extant species of the North American Spinus/Carduelis evolutive radiation, whose parental species is the European siskin, Carduelis/Spinus spinus.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Carduelis dominicensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Areces, C; Rey, D; Enríquez-de-Salamanca, M; Alonso-Rubio, J; Ruiz-del-Valle, V (2012). "Three Different North American Siskin/Goldfinch Evolutionary Radia-tions (Genus Carduelis): Pine Siskin Green Morphs and European Siskins in America" (PDF). The Open Ornithology Journal. 5: 73–81. doi:10.2174/1874453201205010073. 
  3. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Gómez-Prieto P; Ruiz-de-Valle V (2009). "Phylogeography of finches and sparrows". Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60741-844--3.