P. L. Sclater, 1855,
La Cumbre, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.
Has been placed in a separate genus, Pseudodacnis, in part because its bill is heavier than others of genus; however, although foraging behaviour is closer to that of some Tangara, plumage and eye colour similar to those of D. lineata, and position in present genus confirmed by molecular analysis#R. Monotypic.
W & C Colombia: both slopes of W Andes in Valle, and W slope in Risaralda; C Andes in Antioquia and Quindío; W slope of E Andes in Santander (above San Vicente), Boyacá and Cundinamarca (R Bogotá); and head of Magdalena Valley in Huila.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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