Tanygnathus

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Tanygnathus
Tanygnathus megalorynchos - Barraband.jpg
Tanygnathus megalorynchos
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Tribe: Psittaculini
Genus: Tanygnathus
Wagler, 1832
Species

Tanygnathus gramineus
Tanygnathus lucionensis
Tanygnathus megalorynchos
Tanygnathus sumatranus

Tanygnathus is a genus of parrots in the Psittaculini tribe, of the superfamily of Psittacoidea (true parrots).

Its species are native to Southeast Asia and Melanesia.

Taxonomy

The genus Tanygnathus was introduced by the German naturalist Johann Wagler in 1832.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as the great-billed parrot.[2] The name Tanygnathus combines the Ancient Greek words tanuō "to stretch out" and gnathos "jaw".[3]

The genus contains four species:[4]

References

  1. ^ Wagler, Johann Georg (1832). "Monographia Psittacorum". Abhandlungen der mathematisch-physikalischen Classe, Königlich-Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (in Latin). 1: 463-750 [501]. 
  2. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1937). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 3. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 238. 
  3. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E., eds. "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Parrots, cockatoos". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 


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