(syn. Poospiza Ϯ Cochabamba Mountainfinch P. garleppi) Gr. κομψος kompsos  pretty; σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "COMPSOSPIZA, gen. nov.  ... Generi Poospizopsis nuncupando (typ. P. cæsar) affinis, sed rostri exigui forma, necnon coloribus, differt.   COMPSOSPIZA GARLEPPI, sp. nov." (von Berlepsch 1893); "Here, on one of my first excursions, in walking upwards along the small stream I fell in with this Finch, which strikes the eye at some distance by its beautiful orange-rufous plumage." (Garlepp in von Berlepsch 1893).

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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 19 January 2019).