Order Passeriformes

Family Rhodinocichlidae

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Precise relationships remain unclear. Traditionally included in Thraupidae, although sometimes thought closest to Mimidae or even Parulidae#R. Recent molecular phylogenetic reconstruction#R found it to represent the sole living member of an old lineage, that is well outside Thraupidae and Emberizidae, and sister to them and all the rest of the New World nine-primaried oscines, excluding Calcariidae. It is therefore separated in its own monospecific family.

Recommended citation

(2019). Thrush-tanager (Rhodinocichlidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1343551 on 9 December 2019).