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 Psittaculidae family. It contains two species, which are both native to Indonesia and New Guinea.

Taxonomy[edit]

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

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