Paraguay and Brazil.
Specific name sometimes misspelt as chrysochlorus. Thought to be close to P. aurulentus. Races differ markedly in size and plumage, but racial differentiation partly obscured by considerable individual variation; birds in S Colombia (Putumayo) and NE Ecuador lacking red malar stripe possibly represent a new, as yet unnamed race. Recent taxonomic review#R indicated that races represent six phylogenetic species, namely NW South American xanthochlorus, N Amazonian capistratus, NE Brazilian (Belém region) paraensis, S Amazonian laemostictus, the Cerrado–Caatinga–Chaco specialist chrysochloros, and Atlantic Forest polyzonus; and that an additional, undescribed form from the Tapajós–Tocantins interfluve may prove to be a further species once more study carried out. In same study#R taxa aurosus, guianensis and hypochryseus found not to form “diagnosable units”, but these are retained here as races as they exhibit some differences in morphological characters. Nine subspecies currently recognized.
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