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Psittrichasiidae is a family of birds belonging to the superfamily of the true parrots (Psittacoidea).[1] It is a very small family, the smallest of the three families of the true parrots. It is divided into two subfamilies: Coracopsinae and Psittrichasinae,[1] that contain a single genus each. The first contains a single species, native to New Guinea, and the second contains two living species distributed throughout Madagascar and other islands of the Indian Ocean. Genera[edit] The family Psittrichasiidae contains two subfamilies: Subfamily Psittrichasinae:

Genus Psittrichas

Psittrichas fulgidus - Pesquet's parrot

Subfamily Coracopsinae

Genus Coracopsis

Coracopsis barklyi - Seychelles black parrot Coracopsis nigra - Lesser vasa parrot Coracopsis vasa - Greater vasa parrot

Recent studies indicate that the extinct Mascarene parrot (Mascarinus mascarinus) was closely related to the members of Coracopsis.[2] References[edit]

^ a b Leo Joseph, Alicia Toon, Erin E. Schirtzinger, Timothy F. Wright, Richard Schodde. 2012. A revised nomenclature and classification for family-group taxa of parrots (Psittaciformes) Zootaxa 3205: 26–40. ^ Kundu, S.; Jones, C. G.; Prys-Jones, R. P.; Groombridge, J. J. (2011). "The evolution of the Indian Ocean parrots (Psittaciformes): Extinction, adaptive radiation and eustacy". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 (1): 296–305. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.09.025. PMID 22019932

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q7256093 EoL: 28571358

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