Warsangli linnet

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Warsangli linnet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Linaria
Bechstein, 1802
Species: L. johannis
Binomial name
Linaria johannis
(Clarke, 1919)

The Warsangli linnet (Linaria johannis) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found only in Somalia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Warsangli linnet was formerly placed in the genus Carduelis but was assigned to the genus Linaria based on a phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences.[2][3]


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Carduelis johannis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Finches, euphonias". World Bird List Version 5.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  3. Zuccon, Dario; Prŷs-Jones, Robert; Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Ericson, Per G.P. (2012). "The phylogenetic relationships and generic limits of finches (Fringillidae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 62 (2): 581–596. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.10.002.