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Aratinga aurea -Brazil-8-4c.jpg
Peach-fronted parakeet (Eupsittula aurea)
on a termite mound in Brazil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Tribe: Arini
Genus: Eupsittula
Bonaparte, 1853

Eupsittula nana
Eupsittula canicularis
Eupsittula aurea
Eupsittula pertinax
Eupsittula cactorum

Eupsittula is a genus of South and Middle American parakeets in the tribe Arini. Until 2013, all the species were believed to belong to the genus Aratinga.[1] Some of the Eupsittula species are kept in aviculture or as companion parrots, where they are commonly known as conures.


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Jamaican Parakeet.jpg Eupsittula nana (Vigors, 1830) olive-throated parakeet Meso- and Central America.
Aratinga canicularis -Costa Rica-8-2c.JPG Eupsittula canicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) orange-fronted parakeet western Mexico to Costa Rica.
Peach-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga aurea) - Flickr - berniedup.jpg Eupsittula aurea (Gmelin, 1788) peach-fronted parakeet eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, far northern Argentina and southern Suriname (Sipaliwini savanna).
Aratinga pertinax (Perico carisucio) (14639089995).jpg Eupsittula pertinax (Linnaeus, 1758) brown-throated parakeet Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, the ABC islands in the Netherlands Antilles, and northern Brazil (mainly the Rio Negro/Branco region)
Aratinga cactorum -Brazil-8-2c.jpg Eupsittula cactorum (Kuhl, 1820) Caatinga parakeet Caatinga region in north-eastern Brazil.


  1. ^ Remsen, Jr., J.V.; Schirtzinger, E.E.; Ferraroni, Anna; Silveira, Luís Fábio; & Wright, Timothy F. (24 April 2013). DNA-sequence data require revision of the parrot genus Aratinga (Aves: Psittacidae). Zootaxa 3641(3): 296–300. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3641.3.9