Neopsittacus

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Neopsittacus
Neopsittacus musschenbroekii -two captive-8a.jpg
Yellow-billed lorikeet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Neopsittacus
Salvadori, 1875

Neopsittacus is a genus of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. The genus contains two species, both of which are native to Indonesia and New Guinea.

Taxonomy

The genus Neopsittacus contains two species and several subspecies:[1]

Neopsittacus Salvadori 1875

  • Neopsittacus musschenbroekii (Schlegel 1871) (yellow-billed lorikeet)
    • Neopsittacus musschenbroekii major Neumann 1924
    • Neopsittacus musschenbroekii musschenbroekii (Schlegel 1871)
  • Neopsittacus pullicauda Hartert 1896 (orange-billed lorikeet)
    • Neopsittacus pullicauda alpinus Ogilvie-Grant 1914
    • Neopsittacus pullicauda pullicauda Hartert 1896
    • Neopsittacus pullicauda socialis Mayr 1931

References

  1. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.022)". www.zoonomen.net. 2009-03-28. 
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