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Petronia

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Passeridae
Genus: Petronia
Species: P. dentata - P. petronia - P. pyrgita - P. superciliaris - P. xanthocollis

Name

Petronia Kaup, 1829

The petronias or rock sparrows are a genus, Petronia, of sparrows. There are five species:

* Yellow-spotted Petronia Petronia pyrgita
* Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis (also known as Yellow-throated Sparrow)
* Yellow-throated Petronia Petronia superciliaris
* Bush Petronia Petronia dentata
* Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia

The Pale Rockfinch, also known as the Pale Rock Sparrow, is sometimes placed in the genus Petronia, but it is generally assigned to a genus of its own, Carpospiza.

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