Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carduelinae - used in some classifications for a subgroup of finches
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
family Fringillidae, Fringillidae - finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings
References in periodicals archive ?
Tordoff (1954) on the basis of skull characters placed the Estrildinae in the Ploceidae, near the Carduelinae.
Dentro de los Fringillidae es referible a la subfamilia Emberizinae y distinguible de Carduelinae (=Fringillinae) por poseer narinas amplias y elongadas de contorno ovoidal, mas orientadas lateralmente que dorsalmente, surco premaxilar central estrecho, y surcos laterales superficiales (DAWSON, 1948; JAMES, 2004).
The greenfinch and the scarlet rosefinch belong to the subfamily Carduelinae (Fringillidae), whereas the chaffinch belongs to the sister taxon Fringillinae (Fringillidae).