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Polytelis anthopeplus pair.jpg
Regent parrots,
Polytelis anthopeplus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Tribe: Polytelini
Genus: Polytelis
Wagler, 1832

Polytelis swainsonii
Polytelis anthopeplus
Polytelis alexandrae

The genus Polytelis (literally translates into 'magnificent') of the family Psittaculidae consists of three species long-tailed parrot endemic to Australia. Traditionally, it was included in the Australian broad-tailed parrots (tribe Platycercini),[1] but molecular studies place the genus within the Polytelini.


The genus has three species.[2]

Polytelis Wagler 1832

  • Polytelis anthopeplus anthopeplus (Lear) 1831
  • Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides Schodde 1993
  • Princess parrot or Princess Of Wales (POW) parakeet Polytelis alexandrae Gould 1863


  1. ^ Forshaw, Joseph M.; Cooper, William T. (1981) [1973, 1978]. Parrots of the World (corrected second ed.). David & Charles, Newton Abbot, London. ISBN 0-7153-7698-5.
  2. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.020)". www.zoonomen.net. 2009-03-05.