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Eastern chat-tanager (Calyptophilus frugivorus)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Emberizoidea
Family: Calyptophilidae
Ridgway, 1907
Genus: Calyptophilus
Cory, 1884
Type species
Phoenicophilus frugivorus[1]
Cory, 1883

Calyptophilus is a genus of birds that are endemic to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.


The genus formerly placed in the family Thraupidae. The group was found to be distinct enough to be placed in its own family, Calyptophilidae. Established by Charles Barney Cory in 1884, it contains the following species:[2]

These two species were formerly considered conspecific under C. frugivorus (with the common name of chat-tanager).

The name Calyptophilus comes from the Greek words kaluptēs, meaning "hider" (derived from kaluptō, meaning "to cover") and philos, meaning "loving" (derived from phileō, meaning "to love"), referring to the birds' elusive nature.[3]


  1. ^ "Calyptophilidae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-16.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Calyptophilus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
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