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Sporophila  Cabanis, 1844
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179200

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Seedeaters [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2015   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyThraupidae  – Tanagers  
                               GenusSporophila Cabanis, 1844 – Seedeaters  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Sporophila albogularis (von Spix, 1825) – White-throated Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila americana (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Variable Seedeater, Wing-barred Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila ardesiaca (A. J. C. Dubois, 1894) – Dubois's Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila beltoni Repenning & Fontana, 2013 – Tropeiro Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila bouvreuil (P. L. Statius Müller, 1776) – Capped Seedeater, Copper Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila bouvronides (Lesson, 1831) – Lesson's Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila caerulescens (Vieillot, 1823) – Double-collared Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila castaneiventris Cabanis, 1849 – Chestnut-bellied Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila cinnamomea (Lafresnaye, 1839) – Chestnut Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila collaris (Boddaert, 1783) – Rusty-collared Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila corvina (P. L. Sclater, 1860) – Variable Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila falcirostris (Temminck, 1820) – Temminck's Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila frontalis (J. Verreaux, 1869) – Buffy-fronted Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila hypochroma Todd, 1915 – Rufous-rumped Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila hypoxantha Cabanis, 1851 – Tawny-bellied Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila intermedia Cabanis, 1851 – Grey Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila leucoptera (Vieillot, 1817) – White-bellied Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila lineola (Linnaeus, 1758) – Lined Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila luctuosa (Lafresnaye, 1843) – Black-and-white Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila melanogaster (Pelzeln, 1870) – Black-bellied Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila minuta (Linnaeus, 1758) – Semillero pecho canela, Ruddy-breasted Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila murallae Chapman, 1915 – Caqueta Seedeater, Caquetá Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila nigricollis (Vieillot, 1823) – Yellow-bellied Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila nigrorufa (d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – Black-and-tawny Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila palustris (W. B. Barrows, 1883) – Marsh Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila peruviana (Lesson, 1842) – Parrot-billed Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila pileata (P. L. Sclater, 1865) – Pearly-bellied Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila plumbea (zu Wied-Neuwied, 1830) – Plumbeous Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila ruficollis Cabanis, 1851 – Dark-throated Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila schistacea (Lawrence, 1862) – Semillero apizarrado, Slate-colored Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila simplex (Taczanowski, 1874) – Drab Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila telasco (Lesson, 1828) – Chestnut-throated Seedeater 
                                  Species Sporophila torqueola (Bonaparte, 1850) – White-collared Seedeater, Semillero de collar, Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Sporophila    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Sporophila    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (v 5.3), website (version 5.3)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2015. IOC World Bird List (v 5.3). Available at [Accessed 04 September, 2015]   
  Reference for: Sporophila   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Sporophila   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2015.02.01, website (version 01-Feb-15)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: 'Zoonomen Nomenclatural data' maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Sporophila   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Sporophila, Seedeaters [English]   

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