Psephotus

Psephotus is a monotypic genus consisting only of the Red-rumped parrot with two subspecies.

The Red-rumped Parrot was originally described by the English ornithologist John Gould in  1838 and categorized as Platycercus haematonotus.

It was later placed in the Psephotus genus together with Mulga ParrotGolden-shouldered ParrotHooded Parrot and Paradise Parrot.

Recent DNA research resulted in these species being moved to the Psephotellus genus leaving only the Red-rumped Parrot in the Psephotus genus.

Psephotus haematonotus
Red-rumped Parrot

 

Species and subspecies