Order Passeriformes

Family Calcariidae

Longspurs
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General

Previously included in Emberizidae, but found to be somewhat distantly related#R. Family name has been listed as Plectrophenacidae#R#R#R, but this name is unavailable; oldest name, Plectrophaneae, based on a junior synonym of Calcarius, has never been used since coined in 1890, and should not be resurrected (as Plectrophaneidae) to displace well-known name Calcariidae.

Recommended citation

(2017). Longspurs (Calcariidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/1343550 on 28 July 2017).