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Bangsia

Bangsia
Blue-and-gold tanager, Bangsia arcaei
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Bangsia
Penard, 1919
Type species
Buthraupis caeruleigularis
Ridgway, 1893
Species

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Bangsia is a genus of Neotropical birds in the tanager family Thraupidae. They are native to humid forests in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica.

Taxonomy and species list

The genus Bangsia was introduce in 1919 by the ornithologist Thomas Edward Penard with a subspecies of the blue-and-gold tanager Buthraupis arcaei caeruleigularis as the type. The genus name honours the American ornithologist Outram Bangs.[1] A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that the genus Bangsia was sister to the genus Wetmorethraupis which contains only a single species, the orange-throated tanager.[2]

The genus contains six species:[3]

References

  1. ^ Penard, Thomas Edward (1919). "Revision of the genus Buthraupis Cabanis". Auk. 36: 536–540 [539]. doi:10.2307/4073348. JSTOR 4073348.
  2. ^ Burns, K.J.; Shultz, A.J.; Title, P.O.; Mason, N.A.; Barker, F.K.; Klicka, J.; Lanyon, S.M.; Lovette, I.J. (2014). "Phylogenetics and diversification of tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae), the largest radiation of Neotropical songbirds". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 75: 41–77. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.02.006. PMID 24583021.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Tanagers and allies". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
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