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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Rhodopechys
Cabanis, 1851
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Rhodopechys is a genus of finches containing four species:

  • Crimson-winged Finch, Rhodopechys sanguinea
    Trumpeter Finch, Rhodopechys githaginea
    Mongolian Finch, Rhodopechys mongolica

The Desert Finch, Carduelis obsoletus (formerly Rhodopechys obsoleta), has turned out to belong to the genus Carduelis as indicated by DNA sequences, song and eyestripe pattern; it shares a common ancestor with the greenfinches Zamora et al., 2006). See the species account for details.


  • Zamora, Jorge; Lowy, Ernesto; Ruiz-del-Valle, Valentin; Moscoso, Juan; Serrano-Vela, Juan Ignacio; Rivero-de-Aguilar, Juan & Arnaiz-Villena, Antonio (2006): Rhodopechys obsoleta (desert finch): a pale ancestor of greenfinches (Carduelis spp.) according to molecular phylogeny. Journal of Ornithology 147(3): 448456. DOI:10.1007/s10336-005-0036-2 (HTML abstract). Erratum, Journal of Ornithology 147(3): 511512 DOI:10.1007/s10336-006-0072-6

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