(syn. Tangara Ϯ Green-headed Tanager T. seledon) Gr. καλλιστος kallistos  very beautiful  < super. καλος kalos  beautiful; "XII. Fam. Tangaridae.  Tanagra Lin.  ...  Calliste: Tan. tricolor Gm. col. 215  u.s.w." (Boie 1826); "Calliste Boie, 1826, Isis von Oken, p. 974 (not preoccupied by Callista Poli, 1791). Type, by virtual monotypy, Tanagra tricolor Gmelin = Tanagra seledon P. L. S. Müller." (Storer in Peters 1970, XIII, 359).   Var. Caliste.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).