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Psittacula krameri (pair) -Assam -India-8.jpg
Psittacula krameri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Psittaculinae
Vigors, 1825

The parrot subfamily Psittaculinae consists of three tribes, the Polytelini with three genera, the Psittaculini or Asian psittacines, and the pygmy parrots of the Micropsittini tribe.[1]


Tribe Micropsittini:

Tribe Polytelini:

Tribe Psittaculini:

The subdivisions within the genus Psittacula are controversial, as recent genetic studies indicate that it is paraphyletic. Thus, suggestions have been made to either split the genus into 6 different genera or keep Psittacula as it is but include Tanygnathus, Psittinus, and Mascarinus within it.


  1. ^ Joseph L., Alicia Toon, Erin E. Schirtzinger, Timothy F. Wright, Richard Schodde, A revised nomenclature and classification for family-group taxa of parrots (Psittaciformes) (PDF), in Zootaxa, vol. 3205, 2012, pp. 26–40.