(syn. Tangara Ϯ Green-headed Tanager T. seledon) Gr. καλος kalos  beautiful; σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "CALOSPIZA, n.  Tanagra, L.  Aglaia a, Swains.  Calliste b, Boie.   C. tricolor, (Gm.) n., Pl. enl. 33. f. 1.     a Employed in Botany.    b Used in Entomology, ending in s." (G. Gray 1840); "Calospiza G. R. Gray, 1840, List Genera Birds, p. 44. Type, by original designation, Tanagra tricolor Gmelin = Tanagra seledon P. L. S. Müller." (Storer in Peters 1970, XIII, 359).  Var. Callispiza.

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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 12 December 2018).