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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: Psittacinae
Tribus: Psittacini
Genera: Coracopsis - Psittacus - Poicephalus


Tribus Psittacini consists of Afrotropical parrots; Several of these species have subspecies including the African Grey Parrot which has 2 subspecies. Some are commonly referred to as "Old World Parrots".

Recent DNA testing (Massa, et al., In Press, Solms et al., In Press), has shown the relationships within Psittacini, and has also shown that the African greys' closest living relative is the genus Agapornis or the lovebirds; these were placed with the Psittaculini or Austro-Asiatic parrots but truly belong to the Old World parrots

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Source: Wikispecies, Wikipedia: All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License