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Myiopsitta monachus -Punta del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay-8.jpg
A monk parakeet, (Myiopsitta monachus) in Uruguay
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Tribe: Arini
Genus: Myiopsitta
Bonaparte, 1854

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Myiopsitta is a genus of parrot in the family Psittacidae. The monk parakeet is sometimes considered monotypic within the genus. Some taxonomic authorities split it into 2 species:

It contains the following species:

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