(Thraupidae; Ϯ Black-chested Mountain Tanager C. eximia) Gr. κνημα knēma, κνηματος knēmatos  comb  < κναω knaō  to scrape; θραυπις thraupis  unknown small bird, perhaps a finch. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager. "Cnemathraupis gen. nov.  Type. - Tanagra eximia Boissonneau.  Bill similar to that of Buthraupis, but shorter ... gonys strongly ascending and ridged terminally ... Ridgway [1902] has suggested that the ridged condition of the gonys might be of generic importance." (Penard 1919).
Var. Cnemothraupis.

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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 17 December 2018).