Family Psittacidae Illiger 1811 (parrot)

Aves - Psittaciformes - Psittacidae

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

Parent taxon: Psittaciformes according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Carroll 1988, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Olson 1985, Waterhouse 2006 and Worthy et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Cacatuidae, Halcyornithidae, Messelasturidae, Mopsitta, Namapsitta, Nestoridae, Panpsittaciformes, Platycercidae, Psittaculidae, Strigopidae

Subtaxa: Amazona Ara Aratinga Archaeopsittacus Conuropsis Conurus Cyanoliseus Eupsittula Forpus Palaeopsittacus Psittacara Psittacus

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Ecology: volant granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), Argentina (1), Australia (2), the Bahamas (7), Cuba (1), Ecuador (1), Guadeloupe (1), Haiti (1), Mexico (1), Montserrat (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Peru (1), Puerto Rico (4), United States (3: Florida, Illinois, New Mexico)

• Pliocene of Morocco (1)

• Miocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 29 collections including 35 occurrences

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