Closely related to P. eugeniae, and taxonomy of these two is confused: some authors consider them conspecific; others transfer races vicinus and lewisii to P. eugeniae; some grant species rank to pectoralis, incorporating salvadorii; and race geelvinkianus also sometimes considered a distinct species. Recent genetic data place P. eugeniae amidst individuals of lewisii, perhaps supporting transfer of lewisii (and vicinus) to P. eugeniae, or suggesting incomplete lineage sorting#R. The same genetic study places this species in the group centred on P. tannensis (which see). Supposedly larger form pseudogeelvinkianus (Mios Num) is included within geelvinkianus. In past, also linked with P. rivoli and P. solomonensis. Six subspecies currently recognized.
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