(syn. Poospiza Ϯ Slaty-backed Hemispingus P. goeringi) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. Andes of Mérida, Venezuela); σπιγγος spingos  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "Chlorospingus goeringi, now usually placed in the genus Hemispingus, but where on account of its short rounded wing, short rounded tail, heavy bill, and large strong feet it does not belong. Indeed, the strong feet and rather heavy bill remind one very much of certain sparrows, especially Poospiza nigro-rufa in the style of coloration, but the wing is more rounded, the feet larger and stronger, and the bill heavier. Its affinities seem to be more fringilline than tanagrine and it certainly should be removed from the position usually assigned it. The short rounded wing and large strong feet would seem to indicate that it is a ground inhabiting bird. The feathers of the lower back and rump seem to be unusually full and loose. As it apparently does not belong to any of the accepted genera, I accordingly propose the following name and diagnosis for its reception: Orospingus, gen. nov.  Type, Chlorospingus goeringi Sclater and Salvin" (Riley 1922).

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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 www.hbw.com on 16 December 2018).