Eupsittula

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Eupsittula
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
Species

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.

Species[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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