Melospiza Baird 1858 (new world sparrow)

Aves - Passeriformes - Passerellidae

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

See also Wetmore 1962

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

Subtaxa: Melospiza georgiana Melospiza lincolnii Melospiza melodia

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (10: Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Virginia collections)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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