Tangara azul sobre vegetación de galerÍa en Río Gallinas, Municipio de Tamasopo San Luis Potosi, Huasteca Potosina
Thraupis is a genus of birds of the tanager family occurring from Mexico to Argentina. Some are familiar species with large ranges. As currently defined the genus includes 9 species, but this includes species from two separate clades. Consequently, the genus is paraphyletic and two species (T. cyanocephala and T. bonariensis) are likely to eventually be moved to another genus.