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Lysurus is a genus of neotropical birds in the Emberizidae family. With the exception of the Green-striped Brushfinch, which is endemic to Mexico, all species are found in South America, a few reaching Central America.


This genus includes species traditionally placed in Buarremon and Lysurus[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Cadena, C. D., J. Klicka and R. E. Ricklefs. (2007). Evolutionary differentiation in the Neotropical montane region: molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography of Buarremon brush-finches (Aves, Emberizidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 44(3): 993-1016.
  2. ^ Cadena, C. D., and A. M. Cuervo. 2010. Molecules, ecology, morphology, and songs in concert: how many species is Arremon torquatus (Aves: Emberizidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99: 152-176.
  3. ^ Donegan, T. M., J. E. Avendaño-C., E. R. Briceño-L., AND B. Huertas. 2007. Range extensions, taxonomic and ecological notes from Serranía de los Yariguíes, Colombia’s new national park. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 127: 172-212.


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