Order Passeriformes

Family Nesospingidae

Puerto Rican Tanager
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General

Previously included in Thraupidae. Recent genetic data#R place it instead in a Caribbean assemblage, and suggest it is sufficiently divergent to merit its own family, which is probably sister to Spindalidae (see above).

Recommended citation

(2017). Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingidae). 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/1343557 on 26 April 2017).