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Olive-green tanager
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Mitrospingidae
Barker et al., 2013

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The Mitrospingidae is a family of passerine birds. It consists of three genera and four species. The family is found in South America and southern Central America. The family was identified in 2013, and consists of birds that have been traditionally been placed in the families Thraupidae.[1] The family was adopted by the American Ornithological Society in their 58th supplement of their checklist in 2017.[2]



  1. ^ Barker, F. Keith; Burns, Kevin J.; Klicka, John; Lanyon, Scott M.; Lovette, Irby J. (March 2013). "Going to Extremes: Contrasting Rates of Diversification in a Recent Radiation of New World Passerine Birds". Systematic Biology. 62 (2): 298–320. doi:10.1093/sysbio/sys094. PMID 23229025.
  2. ^ Chesser, R. Terry; Burns, Kevin J.; Cicero, Carla; Dunn, Jon L.; Kratter, Andrew W.; Lovette, Irby J.; Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Remsen, J. V.; Rising, James D.; Stotz, Douglas F.; Winker, Kevin (July 2017). "Fifty-eighth supplement to the American Ornithological Society's". The Auk. 134 (3): 751–773. doi:10.1642/AUK-17-72.1.