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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Emberizidae.
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Of the three bird genera endemic to the hotspot, two are monotypic: Euptilotis, represented by the eared quetzal (E. neoxenus), and Xenospiza, represented by the Sierra Madre sparrow (X. baileyi, EN).
Stattersfield lists Sierra Madre sparrow (Xenospiza baileyi) and the green-stripe brush finch (Atlapetes virenticeps) as restricted to this ecoregion and Sierra Madre Occidental.
Distinctive vertebrate species include: eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), common opossum (Didelphis virginiana), striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Chihuahuan desert horned lizard (Phrynosoma orbiculare), and Sierra Madre sparrow (Xenospiza baileyi).