Eunymphicus

Eunymphicus is a genus of parrot in the family Psittaculidae.[1] The genus is endemic to New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, and is closely related to the Cyanoramphus parakeets of Oceania.

Eunymphicus
Horned Parakeet 3487 Copyright TP ONG.JPG
Horned parakeet (E. cornutus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Tribe: Platycercini
Genus: Eunymphicus
J.L. Peters, 1937

SpeciesEdit

The genus contains two species:[1][2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
  Eunymphicus cornutus Horned parakeet New Caledonia
  Eunymphicus uvaeensis Ouvea parakeet Ouvéa, Loyalty Islands
 
Horned parakeet, Eunymphicus cornutus (above) and Ouvea parakeet, Eunymphicus uvaensis (below)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b GILL, F.; DONSKER, D. (Eds.) (2013). Parrots. IOC World Bird List (v.4.2).
  2. ^ Zoonomen Nomenclatural data (2013) Alan P. Peterson. Psittaciformes. Retrieved 25 June 2014