Eunymphicus

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Eunymphicus
Horned Parakeet 3487 Copyright TP ONG.JPG
Horned parakeet (E. cornutus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Platycercinae
Tribe: Platycercini
Genus: Eunymphicus
J.L. Peters, 1937

Eunymphicus is a genus of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. The genus is endemic to New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, and is closely related to the Cyanoramphus parakeets of Oceania.

Species

The genus contains two species:

Horned parakeet, Nymphicus cornutus (above) and Ouvea parakeet, Nymphicus uvaensis (below)

References


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