Camarhynchus

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Camarhynchus
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Camarhynchus pauper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Camarhynchus
Gould, 1837

Camarhynchus is a genus of bird in the family Thraupidae; all species of Camarhynchus are endemic to the Galápagos Islands, and together with related genera they are collectively known as Darwin's finches.[1] Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies have shown it to belong in the tanager family.

It contains the following species:

The vegetarian finch (Platyspiza crassirostris) is often also included in this genus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Mel (11 May 2015). "A Darwin Finch, Crucial to Idea of Evolution, Fights for Survival". National Geographic. Retrieved 18 January 2016.