A four species genus of Australian parakeets. All species show considerable sexual dimorphism. These species have traditionally been placed in the genus Psephotus along with the red-rumped parrot, but a molecular study analysing nuclear and mitochondrial DNA found that the red-rumped parrot was an early offshoot in a clade of several genera of broad-tailed parrot, with the other species nested deeply within.
One of the four species has not been seen in the wild since 1927 and is presumed to be extinct.
Psittaciformes, The Parrot Index, a part of Phoenix Feathers © 2016 - 2023
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