Trichoglossus

Flores lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus weberi, photographed by James Eaton.


Belongs within: Loriinae.

The genus Trichoglossus includes the rainbow lorikeet T. haematodus and related species found in tropical Australasia and the islands of south-east Asia. Members of this genus often have a barred upper breast and/or relatively long tails.

Trichoglossus Vigors & Horsfield 1826 [Trichoglossinae] B94
    |  i. s.: T. flavoviridis JT12
    |         T. rubiginosus RN72
    |--+--T. johnstoniae JT12
    |  `--T. ornatus JT12
    `--+--T. chlorolepidotus JT12
       `--+--T. euteles JT12 [=Psitteuteles euteles RN72]
          `--T. haematodus (Linnaeus 1771) JT12, WS48 [=Psittacus haematod WS48]
               |--T. h. haematodus M03
               |--T. h. berauensis Cain 1955 RN72
               |--T. h. caeruleiceps M03
               |--T. h. capistratus RN72
               |--T. h. deplanchii RN72
               |--T. h. djampeanus RN72
               |--T. h. flavicans [incl. T. h. aberrans] RN72
               |--T. h. flavotectus RN72
               |--T. h. forsteni RN72
               |--T. h. fortis RN72
               |--T. h. intermedius RN72
               |--T. h. massena RN72
               |--T. h. micropteryx RN72
               |--T. h. mitchellii RN72
               |--T. h. moluccanus [incl. T. h. septentrionalis] M03
               |--T. h. nesophilus RN72
               |--T. h. nigrogularis RN72
               |--T. h. novaehollandiae SJ85
               |--T. h. rosenbergii RN72
               |--T. h. rubritorquis Vigors & Horsfield 1826 WS48
               |--T. h. stresemanni RN72
               `--T. h. weberi (Büttikofer 1894) [=Psitteuteles weberi] RN72

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1-281.

[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444-448.

[M03] Morcombe, M. 2003. Field Guide to Australian Birds, 2nd ed. Steve Parish Publishing.

[RN72] Rutgers, A., & K. A. Norris (eds.) 1972. Encyclopaedia of Aviculture vol. 2. Blandford Press: London.

[SJ85] Storr, G. M., & R. E. Johnstone. 1985. Field Guide to the Birds of Western Australia 2nd ed. Western Australian Museum: Perth (Australia).

[WS48] Whittell, H. M. & D. L. Serventy. 1948. A systematic list of the birds of Western Australia. Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Special Publication 1: 1-126.

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