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Amazona  Lesson, 1830
Taxonomic Serial No.: 177782

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Amazon Parrots [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPsittaciformes  – Parrots, perroquets  
                            FamilyPsittacidae  – Cockatoos, Lories, Macaws, Parrots, aras, cacatoès, perroquets  
                                  GenusAmazona Lesson, 1830 – Amazon Parrots  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Amazona aestiva (Linnaeus, 1758) – Turquoise-fronted Amazon 
                                     Species Amazona agilis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Black-billed Amazon, Black-billed Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona albifrons (Sparrman, 1788) – White-fronted Parrot, White-fronted Amazon, Loro frente blanca 
                                     Species Amazona amazonica (Linnaeus, 1766) – Orange-winged Amazon 
                                     Species Amazona arausiaca (Statius Muller, 1776) – Red-necked Amazon, Red-necked Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona auropalliata (Lesson, 1842) – Yellow-naped Amazon, Yellow-naped Parrot, Loro nuca amarilla 
                                     Species Amazona autumnalis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red-lored Amazon, Red-lored Parrot, Loro cachete amarillo 
                                     Species Amazona barbadensis (Gmelin, 1788) – Yellow-shouldered Amazon 
                                     Species Amazona brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red-tailed Amazon, Red-tailed Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona collaria (Linnaeus, 1758) – Yellow-billed Amazon, Yellow-billed Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona dufresniana (Shaw, 1812) – Blue-cheeked Amazon 
                                     Species Amazona farinosa (Boddaert, 1783) – Mealy Amazon, Mealy Parrot, Loro corona azul 
                                     Species Amazona festiva (Linnaeus, 1758) – Festive Amazon 
                                     Species Amazona finschi (P. L. Sclater, 1864) – Lilac-crowned Amazon, Lilac-crowned Parrot, Loro corona lila 
                                     Species Amazona guildingii (Vigors, 1837) – St. Vincent Amazon, St. Vincent Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona imperialis Richmond, 1899 – Imperial Amazon, Imperial Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona kawalli Grantsau & Camargo, 1989 – White-cheeked Amazon 
                                     Species Amazona leucocephala (Linnaeus, 1758) – Cuban Amazon, Bahaman Parrot, Cuban Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona mercenaria (Tschudi, 1844) – Scaly-naped Amazon 
                                     Species Amazona ochrocephala (Gmelin, 1788) – Yellow-crowned Amazon, Yellow-crowned Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona oratrix Ridgway, 1887 – Yellow-headed Parrot, Yellow-headed Amazon, Loro cabeza amarilla 
                                     Species Amazona pretrei (Temminck, 1830) – Red-spectacled Amazon, Red-spectacled Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona rhodocorytha (Salvadori, 1890) – Red-browed Amazon, Red-browed Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona tucumana (Cabanis, 1885) – Tucuman Amazon 
                                     Species Amazona ventralis (Statius Muller, 1776) – Hispaniolan Amazon, Hispaniolan Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona versicolor (Statius Muller, 1776) – St. Lucia Amazon, St. Lucia Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona vinacea (Kuhl, 1820) – Vinaceous-breasted Amazon, Vinaceous-breasted Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona viridigenalis (Cassin, 1853) – Red-crowned Amazon, Red-crowned Parrot, Loro tamaulipeco 
                                     Species Amazona vittata (Boddaert, 1783) – Puerto Rican Amazon, Puerto Rican Parrot 
                                     Species Amazona xantholora (G. R. Gray, 1859) – Yucatan Amazon, Yellow-lored Parrot, Loro yucateco 
                                     Species Amazona xanthops (Spix, 1824) – Yellow-faced Amazon 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Amazona    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Amazona    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Amazona   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2006.12.13, website (version 13-Dec-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Amazona   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Amazona   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Amazona, Amazon Parrots [English]   

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