Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
The yellow-browed seedeater was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences found that the genus was polyphyletic. The genus was therefore split and a number of species including the yellow-browed seedeater were moved to the resurrected genus Crithagra.
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