Carp's tit

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Carp's tit
Melaniparus carpi, Kunene River Lodge, Birding Weto, a.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Melaniparus
Species: M. carpi
Binomial name
Melaniparus carpi
(Macdonald & Hall, 1957)

Parus carpi

The Carp's tit or Carp's black tit (Melaniparus carpi) is a species of bird in the family Paridae.[1] Some authors consider it a subspecies of the black tit. It is found in Angola and Namibia.

Carp's tit was formerly one of the many species in the genus Parus but was moved to Melaniparus after a molecular phylogenetic analysis published in 2013 showed that the members of the new genus formed a distinct clade.[2][3]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Parus carpi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ Johansson, U.S.; Ekman, J.; Bowie, R.C.K.; Halvarsson, P.; Ohlson, J.I.; Price, T.D.; Ericson, P.G.P. (2013). "A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 69 (3): 852–860. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.06.019. PMID 23831453.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Waxwings and their allies, tits & penduline tits". World Bird List Version 6.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 February 2016.

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