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Zonotrichia Swainson 1832 (sparrow)

Reptilia - Passeriformes - Emberizidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 129849

Synonym: Brachyspiza Ridgway 1898 (taxon 372071)

Parent taxon: Passerellidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Ammodramus, Amphispiza, Calamospiza, Chondestes, Junco, Melospiza, Melozone, Passerculus, Passerella, Pipilo, Pooecetes, Spizella

Subtaxa: Zonotrichia albicollis, Zonotrichia capensis, Zonotrichia leucophrys

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Ecology: volant granivore