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Saltators and some grosbeaks.
Saltator has traditionally been places as a genus in the family Cardinalidae, but recent evidence indicates that it can also be placed in Emberizidae or possibly most likely Thraupidae; as a consequence, the SACC recently moved Saltator to status as INCERTAE SEDIS. As the Opus follows Clements with the family order it's placed in the Thraupidae here.
Saltator as currently defined is probably not a natural unit. Especially, the closest relative of Black-throated Saltator (Saltator atricollis) seems to be Many-colored Chaco-Finch (Saltatricula multicolor), a species from a different genus. The discussion in SACC seems to indicate that the best solution will be to transfer Black-throated Saltator to genus Saltatricula.
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