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Yellow-headed Warbler
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Nine-primaried oscines
Epifamily: Icteroidae
Clade: Blackbird and warbler group
Genus: Teretistris
Cabanis, 1855


Teretistris is a genus of bird that are in the blackbird and warbler group.


Relationships of this genus are unclear; placement in present family recently questioned, as a detailed study indicates that it appears not to form part of a monophyletic family clade. They form a closely related species pair.[1]

Klicka et al. (2007) and Weir et al. (2009) have Spindalis sister to the Cuban Teretistris.[2][3] However, Barker et al. (2013) only found a connection in the cytochrome-b tree.[4] Their results placed Teretistris in a clade with Zeledonia, Icteridae, Parulidae and Icteria.


It contains the following species:



  1. ^ Curson, J. (2016). Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 July 2016).
  2. ^ Klicka, J., K. Burns, and G.M. Spellman (2007), Defining a monophyletic Cardinalini: A molecular perspective, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45, 1014-1032.
  3. ^ Weir, J.T., E. Bermingham, and D. Schluter (2009), The Great American Biotic Interchange in birds, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106, 21737-21742.
  4. ^ Barker, F.K., K.J. Burns, J. Klicka, S.M. Lanyon, and I.J. Lovette (2013), Going to Extremes: Contrasting Rates of Diversification in a Recent Radiation of New World Passerine Birds, Syst. Biol. 62, 298-320.


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