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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Subordo: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Psittaciformes

Familia: Psittaculidae
Subfamilia: Loriinae
Genus: Chalcopsitta
Species: C. atra - C. cardinalis - C. duivenbodei - C. sintillata

Chalcopsitta Bonaparte, 1850

Conspectus generum avium 1 p.3

Vernacular names
français: Chalcopsitta
русский: Блестящие лори

Chalcopsitta is a genus of parrot in the family Psittaculidae and the subfamily Loriinae. All three species are native to New Guinea and western offshore islands. The name Chalcopsitta is derived from the Greek khalkos meaning "bronze" and psitta meaning "parrot".[1]


The three species of the genus Chalcopsitta are about 31 – 32 cm (13 in) long. They have long tails, and prominent bare skin at the base of the lower mandible. Males and females have similar external appearance, and juveniles have duller plumage with more marked bare eye-rings.[2]

The genus Chalcopsitta was introduced in 1850 by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte.[3] The name combines the Ancient Greek khalkos meaning "bronze" with the Modern Latin psitta meaning "parrot".[4] The type species was designated by George Robert Gray in 1855 as the black lory.[5]

The genus contains three species:[6]

Image Common name Scientific name Distribution
Chalcopsitta atra -Palmitos Park-8a.jpg Black lory Chalcopsitta atra Misool Island and West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia
Brown Lory (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei)-7.jpg Brown lory Chalcopsitta duivenbodei Northern New Guinea
Chalcopsitta sintillata - Yellow-streaked Lory at Fuengirola Zoo.jpg Yellow-streaked lory Chalcopsitta scintillata Aru Islands and Southern New Guinea from Triton Bay in Papua to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea


Jobling, James A. (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 48. ISBN 0-19-854634-3.
Forshaw (2006). plate 7.
Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1850). "Nouvelles espèces ornithologiques". Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences (in French). 31: 131–139 [134].
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Gray, George Robert (1855). Catalogue of the Genera and Subgenera of Birds Contained in the British Museum. London: British Museum. p. 86.

Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2021). "Parrots, cockatoos". IOC World Bird List Version 11.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 24 July 2021.

Cited texts
Collar N (1997) "Family Psittacidae (Parrots)" in Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 4; Sandgrouse to Cuckoos (eds del Hoyo J, Elliott A, Sargatal J) Lynx Edicions:Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-22-9
Forshaw, Joseph M. (2006). Parrots of the World; an Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-09251-6.

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