(syn. Poephila Ϯ Black-throated Finch P. cincta) Alister William Mathews (1907-1985) son of Australian ornithologist Gregory Mathews; "Genus ALISTERANUS nov.  The tail is square - none of the feathers are elongated.  Type: A. cinctus = Amadina cincta Gould." (Mathews 1912).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 14 December 2018).