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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: Loriinae
Genus: Lorius
Species: L. albidinuchus - L. chlorocercus - L. domicella - L. garrulus - L. hypoinochrous - L. lory


Lorius Vigors, 1825

Vigors, N.A. 1825. Sketches in ornithology; or, observations on the leading affinities of some of the more extensive groups of birds. On the arrangements of the genera of Birds. The Zoological Journal Vol.2: From January 1825 to April 1826: 391-405 Original description: p. 400 BHLReference page.

Lorius is a genus of lorikeet in the parrot family Psittaculidae. The genus contains six species that are distributed from the Moluccas in Indonesia through New Guinea to the Solomon Islands. They have characteristic red plumage with varying amounts of blue (and in some yellow and white), green wings, and in all but one species a black crown. The bills are orange and the feet are grey. With lengths of up to 25 to 30 cm (9.8 to 11.8 in) and average weights of 132 to 190 g (4.7 to 6.7 oz), the members of this genus tend to be the largest of the Loriinae subfamily.[1][2]


The genus Lorius was introduced in 1825 by the Irish zoologist Nicholas Aylward Vigors with the purple-naped lory as the type species.[3]

The genus contains six species.[4]

Image Common name Scientific name Distribution
Lorius garrulus -Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia-8a-2c.jpg Chattering lory Lorius garrulus Three subspecies endemic to North Maluku of Indonesia
Lorius chlorocercus-20040821.jpg Yellow-bibbed lory Lorius chlorocercus Monotypic species living in the eastern Solomon Islands
Lorius lory -Newport Aquarium-8a-2c.jpg Black-capped lory Lorius lory Seven subspecies endemic to New Guinea and several Papuan islands
Lorius hypoinochrous qtl1.jpg Purple-bellied lory Lorius hypoinochrous New Guinea
White-naped lory Lorius albidinucha New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
Lorius domicella -Jurong Bird Park, Singapore-8a-2c.jpg Purple-naped lory Lorius domicella Seram and Ambon Indonesia


Dunning, John B. Jr., ed. (2008). CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses (2nd ed.). CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4200-6444-5.
Bates, H. J., Busenbark, R. L., & Vriends, M. M. (1978). Parrots and related bird. TFH Publications.
Vigors, Nicholas Aylward (1825). "On the arrangement of the genera of birds". Zoological Journal. 2: 391-405 [400].

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.

Further reading
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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