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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: Psittacidae
Subfamilia: Arinae
Tribus: Arini
Genus: Eupsittula
Species: E. aurea – E. cactorum – E. canicularis – E. nana – E. pertinax

Eupsittula Bonaparte, 1853

Typus: Psittacus canicularis Linnaeus, 1758 = Eupsittula canicularis

Primary references

Ann.Sci.Nat.Zool. p. 108

Additional references

Remsen, J.V., Jr., Schirtzinger, E.E., Ferraroni, A., Silveira, L.F. & Wright, T.F. 2013. DNA-sequence data require revision of the parrot genus Aratinga (Aves: Psittacidae). Zootaxa 3641(3): 296–300. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3641.3.9 Full article (PDF) Reference page.

Eupsittula is a genus of South and Middle American parakeets in the tribe Arini. Until 2013, all the species were believed to belong to the genus Aratinga.[1] Some of the Eupsittula species are kept in aviculture or as companion parrots, where they are commonly known as conures.

The genus Eupsittula was introduced in 1853 by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte with the orange-fronted parakeet as the type species.[2][3] The genus name combines the Ancient Greek eu meaning "good" with the Modern Latin psittula meaning "little parrot".[4]

The genus contains five species.[5]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Peach-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga aurea) - Flickr - berniedup.jpg Eupsittula aurea (Gmelin, 1788) peach-fronted parakeet eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, far northern Argentina and southern Suriname (Sipaliwini savanna).
Aratinga cactorum -Brazil-8-2c.jpg Eupsittula cactorum (Kuhl, 1820) Caatinga parakeet, or cactus parakeet Caatinga region in north-eastern Brazil.
Aratinga canicularis -Costa Rica-8-2c.JPG Eupsittula canicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) orange-fronted parakeet, or half-moon conure western Mexico to Costa Rica.
Olive-throated Parakeet.jpg Eupsittula nana (Vigors, 1830) olive-throated parakeet Jamaica, Mexico, and Central America; introduced to the Dominican Republic
Aratinga pertinax (Perico carisucio) (14639089995).jpg Eupsittula pertinax (Linnaeus, 1758) brown-throated parakeet, or St. Thomas conure Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Trinidad and Tobago, the ABC islands in the Netherlands Antilles, and northern Brazil (mainly the Rio Negro/Branco region)


Remsen, J.V., Jr.; Schirtzinger, E.E.; Ferraroni, A.; Silveira, L.F.; Wright, T.F. (2013). "DNA-sequence data require revision of the parrot genus Aratinga (Aves: Psittacidae)". Zootaxa. 3641 (3): 296–300. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3641.3.9.
Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1853). "Notes sur les collections rapportées en 1853, par M. A. Delattre". Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences (in French). 37: 806–810 [807].
Dickinson, E.C.; Remsen, J.V., Jr., eds. (2013). The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. Vol. 1: Non-passerines (4th ed.). Eastbourne, UK: Aves Press. p. 366. ISBN 978-0-9568611-0-8.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 153. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (January 2022). "Parrots, cockatoos". IOC World Bird List Version 12.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 16 March 2022.

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