Centurus rubriventris pygmæus
Cozumel Island, Mexico.
Sometimes separated with other barred congeners in Centurus. Close to M. rubricapillus, and has been listed as conspecific, but differs in denser dorsal barring from nape to rump and across wing-coverts (number of pale bars nape to rump 20–21 vs 11–14 in rubricapillus in sample of 3 males each; pattern similar across all taxa and both sexes) (3); more gold on frontal lores and chin (2); longer tail (effect size 4.57, score 2). Recent molecular phylogeny#R indicates present species is probably part of a clade which also contains M. chrysogenys and M. carolinus (M. rubricapillus was not included in the study). Three subspecies recognized.
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