Bird Families

Carpodacus verreauxii

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: The rosefinches should not be confused with pink finches in the genus Leucosticte.

rosefinches - birds in the finches family Fringillidae. Varieties Most Carpodacus called "rosefinches". As the names imply, the various shades of red are the characteristic plumage colors of this group. The common rosefinch is often referred to as "rosefinch".

Rosefinches are found throughout the northern hemisphere, but the greatest variety is in Asia. Most of the species are traditionally placed in a large genus. Carpodacus.

Taxonomy

Comparison of mtDNA cytochrome b sequence strongly indicates that the genus Carpodacus needs a complete overhaul. For example, the dark-chested rosefinch, a species with a very distinctive appearance, is also very different genetically and definitely belongs to a different genus, which may even be placed in the subfamily Fringillinae, all other species belong to the cardueline subfamily of finches (Carduelinae).

There was a lot of rosefinch radiation. First to split off were the ancestors of the North American species, the common rosefinch and the scarlet finch, usually placed in its own genus. These groups, which may be related, differed in the Middle Miocene (approximately 14-12 mya) from primary-rosefinches. Each of these groups is likely to constitute a distinct genus, in the case of the North American species it is Haemorhous... Types of childbirth Erythrina brehm 1829 and Carpodacus kaup1829 is often considered to be a common rosefinch, but both refer to the Pallas rosefinch.

The long-tailed rosefinch, traditionally also placed in the monotypic genus, is closely associated with the striped rosefinch and possibly other species, they are distinguished by about 11-10 mya and or could be placed in Carpodacus or combined into Uragus... If the latter were adopted, most of the Asian species would be preserved in Carpodacus or placed in the genus Rubicilla.

"Rosefinch" by Przewalski (Urocynchramus pylzowi) was determined to be not a rosefinch, and indeed not a true finch at all, but to make up the monotypic family Urocynchramidae.

A 2011 newspaper argues based on DNA evidence that Asian rosefinches are the closest relatives of Hawaiian honeycreepers.

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