Has on occasion been placed in genus Psitteuteles. Member of the putative T. chlorolepidotus species-group. Hitherto treated as conspecific with T. flavoviridis, but in reality rather distinctive on account of plain dull mustard vs black-flecked yellow crown, latter often bordered by narrow brownish hindcollar (3); narrow dusky bars on yellow lower face with all-yellow ear-coverts (largely divided from lower throat and breast by green of nape and neck sides extending to form almost complete necklace at front) vs broad black bars on yellow lower face and chin extending onto ear-coverts, lower throat and breast (2); grey eyering and pale orange to orange-red iris vs broad pinkish-orange eyering and yolk-yellow iris (3); greenish-yellow underparts with broader green scaling vs bright yellow underparts with narrow black (becoming green on belly) scaling (ns); smaller size (not measured, but published data#R suggest an effect size of at least −2). Proposed races bonthainensis and edithae generally not recognized. Monotypic.
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