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Chlorospingus ophtalmicus.jpg
Common bush tanager (C. flavopectus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Chlorospingus
Cabanis, 1851

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Chlorospingus is a genus of perching birds, the bush tanagers, traditionally placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae). More recent studies which suggest they are closely related to the genus Arremonops in the Passerellidae (American sparrows). As of July, 2017, the American Ornithological Society assigns the genus to the new family Passerellidae, which contains the New World sparrows.[1]

It contains these species:

The taxonomy and systematics of the common bush tanager are under review; it appears to be a superspecies or even a complex of superspecies.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ R. Terry Chesser; Kevin J. Burns; Carla Cicero; Jon L. Dunn; Andrew W. Kratter; Irby J. Lovette; Pamela C. Rasmussen; J. V. Remsen, Jr.; James D. Rising; Douglas F. Stotz; Kevin Winker (2017). "Fifty-eighth supplement to the American Ornithological Society's Check-list of North American Birds". Auk. 134: 751–773. doi:10.1642/AUK-17-72.1. 
  2. ^ Peterson, A. Townsend; Escalante P., Patricia; Navarro-Sigüenza, Adolfo G. (1992). "Genetic variation and differentiation in Mexican populations of Common Bush-tanagers and Chestnut-capped Brush Finches" (PDF). The Condor. 94 (1): 244–253. doi:10.2307/1368813. 
  3. ^ García-Moreno, Jaime; Navarro-Sigüenza, Adolfo G.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Sánchez-González, Luis A. (2004). "Genetic variation coincides with geographic structure in the common bush-tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus) complex from Mexico" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33 (1): 186–196. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.05.007. PMID 15324847. 
  4. ^ Sánchez-González, Luis A.; Navarro-Sigüenza, Adolfo G.; Peterson, A. Townsend; García-Moreno, Jaime (2007). "Taxonomy of Chlorospingus ophthalmicus in Mexico and northern Central America" (PDF). Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 127 (1): 34–49.