Closely related to P. pusillus, overlapping in range very narrowly in Ethiopia and NE South Africa and apparently not hybridizing; both are also closely related to P. subsulphureus and P. bilineatus, and perhaps fairly close to P. atroflavus. Proposed races schubotzi (WC Niger to SW Sudan), zedlitzi (E Sudan) and centralis (NE DRCongo and Uganda) regarded as synonyms of nominate; schoanus (C Ethiopia) included in xanthostictus; and rhodesiae (SW DRCongo to Malawi) and mayri (S DRCongo to NE Angola) in extoni. Three subspecies currently recognized.
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