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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
Genera (13): Barnardius - Cyanoramphus - Eunymphicus - Geopsittacus - Lathamus - Melopsittacus - Neophema - Neopsephotus - Northiella - Platycercus - Prosopeia - Psephotus - Purpureicephalus


A broad-tailed parrot is any of about 35–40 species belonging to the tribe Platycercini. The members of the tribe are small to medium in size, and all are native to Australasia, Australia in particular, but also New Zealand, New Caledonia, and nearby islands.
An adult crimson rosella

Genus Prosopeia
Crimson shining parrot, Prosopeia splendens
Masked shining parrot, Prosopeia personata
Maroon shining parrot, Prosopeia tabuensis
Genus Eunymphicus
Horned parakeet, Eunymphicus cornutus
Ouvea parakeet, Eunymphicus uvaeensis
Genus Cyanoramphus
Black-fronted parakeet, Cyanoramphus zealandicus†
Society parakeet, Cyanoramphus ulietanus†
Lord Howe parakeet, Cyanoramphus subflavescens†
Antipodes parakeet, Cyanoramphus unicolor
Red-crowned parakeet, Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Macquarie parakeet, Cyanoramphus erythrotis†
Reischek's parakeet, Cyanoramphus hochstetteri
Yellow-crowned parakeet, Cyanoramphus auriceps
Chatham parakeet, Cyanoramphus forbesi
Malherbe's parakeet, Cyanoramphus malherbi
New Caledonian parakeet Cyanoramphus saisseti
Norfolk parakeet Cyanoramphus cooki
Genus Platycercus
Western rosella, Platycercus icterotis
Crimson rosella, Platycercus elegans
Adelaide rosella, Platycercus (elegans) adelaidae
Yellow rosella, Platycercus (elegans) flaveolus
Green rosella, Platycercus caledonicus
Pale-headed rosella, Platycercus adscitus
Eastern rosella, Platycercus eximius
Northern rosella, Platycercus venustus
Genus Barnardius - sometimes included in Platycercus
Australian ringneck, Barnardius zonarius
Genus Purpureicephalus
Red-capped parrot, Purpureicephalus spurius
Genus Lathamus
Swift parrot, Lathamus discolor
Genus Northiella - often included in Psephotus
Eastern bluebonnet, Northiella haematogaster
Naretha bluebonnet, Northiella narethae
Genus Psephotus
Red-rumped parrot, Psephotus haematonotus
Genus Psephotellus
Mulga parrot, Psephotellus varius
Golden-shouldered parrot, Psephotellus chrysoptergius
Hooded parrot, Psephotellus dissimilis
Paradise parrot, Psephotellus pulcherrimus† (extinct, late 1920s)

The budgerigar was traditionally placed in this tribe, but this inclusion is incorrect.[1][2][3][4] The closest relatives of the budgerigar are the lories and lorikeets.[1][2][3][4] The genera Neopsephotus, Neophema, and Pezoporus are placed in a separate, but closely related tribe, the Pezoporini based on the paper by Joseph et al. (2011)[5]

Wright, T.F.; Schirtzinger, E. E.; Matsumoto, T.; Eberhard, J. R.; Graves, G. R.; Sanchez, J. J.; Capelli, S.; Muller, H.; Scharpegge, J.; Chambers, G. K.; Fleischer, R. C. (2008). "A Multilocus Molecular Phylogeny of the Parrots (Psittaciformes): Support for a Gondwanan Origin during the Cretaceous". Mol Biol Evol. 25 (10): 2141–2156. doi:10.1093/molbev/msn160. PMC 2727385. PMID 18653733.
Christidis, L., L.; Schodde, R.; Shaw, D. D.; Maynes, S. F. (1991). "Christidis, L., R. Schodde, D. D. Shaw, and S. F. Maynes. 1991. Relationships among the Australo-Papuan parrots, lorikeets, and cockatoos (Aves, Psittaciformes) - protein evidence". Condor. 93: 302–317. doi:10.2307/1368946. JSTOR 1368946.
de Kloet, RS; de Kloet SR (2005). "The evolution of the spindlin gene in birds: Sequence analysis of an intron of the spindlin W and Z gene reveals four major divisions of the Psittaciformes". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 36 (3): 706–721. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.03.013. PMID 16099384.
Tokita, M; Kiyoshi, T; Armstrong, KN (2007). "Evolution of craniofacial novelty in parrots through developmental modularity and heterochrony". Evolution & Development. 9 (6): 590–601. doi:10.1111/j.1525-142X.2007.00199.x. PMID 17976055. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05.

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