(syn. Poephila Ϯ Masked Finch P. personata) Gr. νεος neos  new; genus Poephila Gould, 1842, finch; "NEOPŒPHILA, gen. nov.  Differs from Neochmia in having the tail-feathers more pointed.  Type, Pœphila belcheri Mathews." (Mathews 1913); "Neopoephila Mathews, 1913, Austral Avian Rec., 1, p. 196. Type, by original designation, Poephila belcheri Mathews [= Poephila personata]" (Mayr in Peters 1968, XIV, 359).

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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).