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Dusky-faced Tanager (Mitrospingus cassinii).jpg
Dusky-faced tanager (Mitrospingus cassinii)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Incertae sedis
Genus: Mitrospingus
Ridgway, 1898

Mitrospingus is a genus of bird formerly in the family Thraupidae. Established by Robert Ridgway in 1898, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Mitrospingus is a combination of the Greek words mitra meaning "cap" or "head-dress" and spingos, meaning "finch".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Mitrospingus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.