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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis: Sarcopterygii
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
Cladus: 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: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Cladus: Telluraves
Cladus: Australaves
Ordo: Psittaciformes

Familia: Cacatuidae
Genus: Cacatua
Species C. alba - C. ducorpsii - C. galerita - C. goffini - C. haematuropygia - C. leadbeateri - C. moluccensis - C. ophthalmica - C. pastinator - C. sanguinea - C. sulphurea - C. tenuirostris


Cacatua Vieillot, 1817

Vieillot, L.J.P. 1817. Nouveau Dictionnaire d’Histoire naturelle, appliquée aux arts, à l'agriculture, à l'économie rurale et domestique, à la médecine, etc. Par une société de naturalistes et d'agriculteurs. Avec des figures tirées des trois règnes de la nature. Tome 17. 622 pp. + 7 tt. Déterville, Paris. : 6 BHL Reference page.
ICZN 2000. OPINION 1949. Cacatua Vieillot, 1817 and CACATUINAE Gray, 1840 (Aves, Psittaciformes): conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 57: 66–67. ISSN: 0007-5167 Internet Archive BioStor

Cacatua is a genus of cockatoos found from the Philippines and Wallacea east to the Solomon Islands and south to Australia. They have a primarily white plumage (in some species tinged pinkish or yellow), an expressive crest, and a black (subgenus Cacatua) or pale (subgenus Licmetis) bill. Today, several species from this genus are considered threatened due to a combination of habitat loss and capture for the wild bird trade, with the blue-eyed cockatoo, Moluccan cockatoo, and umbrella cockatoo considered vulnerable, and the red-vented cockatoo and yellow-crested cockatoo considered critically endangered.

The genus was first described by Brisson in 1790, with the white cockatoo (C. alba) subsequently designated as the type species. Georges Cuvier defined the genus Kakatoe in 1800, with the red-vented cockatoo (C. haematuropygia) as the type, and some older bird books use the latter name. Mayr, Keast and Serventy validated Cacatua in 1964, and dismissed Kakatoe.[1]

Subgenus Image Common name Scientific name Distribution
Cacatua - true white cockatoos White Cockatoo eating clover-1 (5660422766).jpg Yellow-crested (or lesser sulphur-crested) cockatoo, Cacatua (Cacatua) sulphurea East Timor and Indonesia's islands of Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas
Cacatua galerita Risdon.jpg Sulphur-crested cockatoo Cacatua (Cacatua) galerita Australia, and New Guinea and some of the islands of Indonesia
Cacatua ophthalmica -Vogelpark Walsrode-6b-3c.jpg Blue-eyed cockatoo Cacatua (Cacatua) ophthalmica New Britain in Papua New Guinea
Cacatua alba -Pairi Daiza, Hainaut, Belgium-8a.jpg White (or umbrella) cockatoo Cacatua (Cacatua) alba Halmahera, Bacan, Ternate, Tidore, Kasiruta and Mandioli (Bacan group) in North Maluku, Indonesia
Cacatua moluccensis -Cincinnati Zoo-8a.jpg Salmon-crested (or Moluccan) cockatoo Cacatua (Cacatua) moluccensis Seram archipelago in eastern Indonesia
Licmetis - corellas Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris) (8079603537).jpg Long-billed corella Cacatua (Licmetis) tenuirostris Australia
Cacatua pastinato -Blackpool Zoo-8a.jpg Western corella Cacatua (Licmetis) pastinator South-western Australia
Cacatua sanguinea upright crop.jpg Little corella Cacatua (Licmetis) sanguinea Australia and southern New Guinea
Cacatua goffiniana -in tree-6.jpg Tanimbar corella (or Goffin's cockatoo) Cacatua (Licmetis) goffiniana Yamdena, Larat and Selaru, all islands in the Tanimbar Islands archipelago in Indonesia
Cacatua ducorpsii-5-2c.jpg Solomons cockatoo (or Ducorps's cockatoo) Cacatua (Licmetis) ducorpsii Solomon Islands archipelago
Cacatua haematuropygia.jpg Red-vented (or Philippine) cockatoo Cacatua (Licmetis) haematuropygia Philippines


Mayr EW, Keast A, Serventy DL (1964). "The name Cacatua Brisson, 1760 (Aves): Proposed validation under the Plenary Powers Z.N. (S.) 1647". Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 21: 372–74.

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