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Lorius hypoinochrous

Lorius hypoinochrous (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Psittaciformes
Familia: Psittacidae
Subfamilia: Loriinae
Genus: Lorius
Species: Lorius hypoinochrous


Lorius hypoinochrous Gray, 1859


* List of the Birds Brit.Mus. pt3 sect.2 p.49

The Purple-bellied Lory (Lorius hypoinochrous) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


The Purple-bellied Lory is 26 cm (10 in) long. It is mostly red with black on top of head, green wings, and purple underparts. Its thighs are purple and its legs are dark grey. Its tail is red with dark green-blue at the tip. Its cere is white. The eyerings are grey and the irises are orange-red. The three subspecies differ with slightly different plumage colours.[1]


The species Lorius hypoinochrous contains two subspecies:[2]

Lorius hypoinochrous Gray, GR 1859

* Lorius hypoinochrous devittatus Hartert 1898
* Lorius hypoinochrous hypoinochrous Gray, GR 1859
* Lorius hypoinochrous rosselianus Rothschild & Hartert 1918


1. ^ Forshaw (2006). plate 16.
2. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.022)". www.zoonomen.net. 2009-03-28. http://www.zoonomen.net/avtax/psit.html.

* BirdLife International (2008). Lorius hypoinochrous. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 December 2009.

Cited texts

* Forshaw, Joseph M. (2006). Parrots of the World; an Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691092516.

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