Parus

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Parus
Parus major male.jpg
Great tit Parus major
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Parus
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

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Parus is a genus of Old World birds in the tit family. As defined here, it contains the following species:

This genus and related genera are controversial. The species, from white-shouldered tit to grey tit, are sometimes separated as the genus Melaniparus, and the yellow tit and the black-lored tit are sometimes separated as Macholophus. On the other hand, many authorities expand this genus to include Cyanistes, Lophophanes, Periparus, and Poecile.

Fossil record[edit]

Parus robustus (Pliocene of Csarnota, Hungary) [1]

Parus parvulus (Pliocene of Csarnota, Hungary) [2]

Parus medius (Pliocene of Beremend, Hungary) [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kessler, E. 2013. Neogene songbirds (Aves, Passeriformes) from Hungary. – Hantkeniana, Budapest, 2013, 8: 37-149.
  2. ^ Kessler, E. 2013. Neogene songbirds (Aves, Passeriformes) from Hungary. – Hantkeniana, Budapest, 2013, 8: 37-149.
  3. ^ Kessler, E. 2013. Neogene songbirds (Aves, Passeriformes) from Hungary. – Hantkeniana, Budapest, 2013, 8: 37-149.