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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Psittaciformes

Familia: Psittaculidae
Subfamilia: Platycercinae
Tribus: Platycercini
Genus: Prosopeia
Species: P. personata - P. splendens - P. tabuensis
Name

Prosopeia Bonaparte, 1854
References

Schodde, R. et al. 2014: Invalid usage of Pyrrhulopsis Reichenbach as the generic name for the Fijian shining parrots, Prosopeia Bonaparte, and its consequence. Zootaxa 3754(3): 299–300. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3754.3.4 Reference page.

The shining parrots, Prosopeia, are a genus of parrots (family Psittaculidae).

The genus is endemic to the islands of Fiji, although one species, the maroon shining parrot, has been introduced to Tonga. The three species are also sometimes known as musk parrots.

The shining-parrots have long tails, a languid crow-like flight and very bright plumage.
Species

It contains the following species:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Stavenn Prosopeia personata.jpg Prosopeia personata Masked shining parrot Viti Levu in Fiji
Prosopeia tabuensis tabuensis-3.jpg Prosopeia tabuensis Maroon shining parrot Fiji and Tonga
Prosopeia splendens.jpg Prosopeia splendens Crimson shining parrot Fiji

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