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Spinuş is one of the smallest communes in Bihor county, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Ciuleşti (Csujafalva), Gurbeşti (Görbesd), Nădar (Nadántelek), Sălişte (Kövesegyháza) and Spinuş.

It has a population 1,283 people (as of 2002). The Oradea- Braşov highway will pass through this commune in the near future. It is a wine-growing zone.


Spinus may refer to:

  • Spinus, a genus of birds in the finch (Fringillidae) family
  • Spinuș, a commune in Bihor County, Romania
Spinus (genus)

Spinus is a genus of passerine birds in the finch family. It contains the North and South American siskins and goldfinches.

All of the species in the genus other than the Tibetan serin were formerly included in the genus Carduelis. They were moved to the resurrected genus Spinus based on phylogenetic studies of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. The Tibetan serin was formerly placed in the genus Serinus. The Eurasian siskin and the Tibetan serin are the only species from the Old World included in the group.

The name Spinus was introduced in 1816 by the German naturalist Carl Ludwig Koch.