name = "Aratinga"

image_width = 240px
image_caption = Peach-fronted Parakeet ("Aratinga aurea")
in Brazil
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Psittaciformes
familia = Psittacidae
subfamilia = Psittacinae
tribus = Arini
genus = "Aratinga"
genus_authority = Spix, 1824
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision =20-25, see text

"Aratinga" is a genus of American parakeets. They belong to the long-tailed group and are among the genera often called conures in aviculture. Most are predominantly green, although a few are predominantly yellow or orange. They are social and commonly seen in groups in the wild. In Brazil the popular name of several species usually is "Jandaia", sometimes written as "Jandaya" in the scientific form.

Many species from this genus are popular pets, although being larger than the members of the genus "Pyrrhura", they need a sizable aviary to thrive.

The taxonomy of some groups is difficult, especially the "Aratinga solstitialis" complex,Silverira, L., F. de Lima, & E. Höfling. 2005. "A new species of Aratinga Parakeet (Psittaformes: Psittacidae) from Brazil, with taxonomical remarks on the Aratinga solstitialis complex." The Auk 122(1): 292-305. ] "A. mitrata" complex,Arndt, T. 2006. "A revision of the Aratinga mitrata complex, with the description of one new species, two new subspecies and species-level status of Aratinga alticola." Journal of Ornithology 147(1): 73-86] "A. holochlora" complex,Collar, N. J. 1997. Family Psittacidae (Parrots). Pp. 246-477 in: del Hoyo, A. Elliott & J. Sargatal. eds. 1997. "Handbook of the Birds of the World." Vol. 4. Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 84-87334-22-9] and "A. pertinax" (-complex).South American Classification Committee. 2005- . " [ Recognize Aratinga pintoi as a valid species] "] Additionally, the Golden Parakeet has been included in "Aratinga", but is now generally placed in the monotypic "Guarouba". The Guadeloupe Parakeet ("Aratinga labati") is an hypothetical extinct species that has been postulated based on little evidence.


* "Aratinga acuticaudata", Blue-crowned Parakeet, Blue-crowned Conure, Sharp-tailed Conure
* "Aratinga holochlora", Green Parakeet, Green Conure
** "Aratinga (holochlora) strenua", Pacific Parakeet, Nicaraguan Green Conure
** "Aratinga (holochlora) brevipes", Socorro Parakeet
** "Aratinga (holochlora) rubritorquis", Red-throated Parakeet
* "Aratinga wagleri", Scarlet-fronted Parakeet
* "Aratinga mitrata", Mitred Parakeet, Mitred Conure
** "Aratinga (mitrata) alticola", Chapman's Parakeet (proposed as a species in 2006, but still considered a subspecies by most authoritiesRemsen, J. V., Jr., C. D. Cadena, A. Jaramillo, M. Nores, J. F. Pacheco, M. B. Robbins, T. S. Schulenberg, F. G. Stiles, D. F. Stotz, and K. J. Zimmer. 2008. " [ A classification of the bird species of South America.] " American Ornithologists' Union.] Dickinson, E. (editor). 2003 w. updates. "The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World." Edition 3. Christopher Helm. ISBN 0713665362] )
* "Aratinga hockingi", Hocking's Parakeet (described as new to science in 2006, but not yet widely recognized)
* "Aratinga erythrogenys", Red-masked Parakeet, Cherry-headed Conure
* "Aratinga finschi", Crimson-fronted Parakeet
* "Aratinga leucophthalmus", White-eyed Parakeet, White-eyed Conure
* "Aratinga euops", Cuban Parakeet
* "Aratinga chloroptera", Hispaniolan Parakeet
* "Aratinga labati", Guadeloupe Parakeet (hypothetical extinct species)
* "Aratinga solstitialis", Sun Parakeet, Sun Conure
** "Aratinga (solstitialis) pintoi", Sulphur-breasted Parakeet, (described as new to science in 2005, but not yet widely recognized)
** "Aratinga (solstitialis) jandaya", Jandaya Parakeet, Jenday Conure
** "Aratinga (solstitialis) auricapilla", Golden-capped Parakeet
* "Aratinga weddellii", Dusky-headed Parakeet, Dusky-headed Conure, Weddell's Conure
* "Aratinga nana", Olive-throated Parakeet
** "Aratinga (nana) nana", Jamaican Parakeet
** "Aratinga (nana) aztec", Aztec Parakeet
* "Aratinga canicularis", Orange-fronted Parakeet, Orange-fronted Conure, Half-moon Conure
* "Aratinga aurea", Peach-fronted Parakeet
* "Aratinga pertinax", Brown-throated Parakeet, St. Thomas Conure
* "Aratinga cactorum", Caatinga Parakeet, Cactus Parakeet

A fossil species from the Late Pleistocene of Ecuador was described as "Aratinga roosevelti".

Hypothetical extinct species

Jean-Baptiste Labat described a population of small parrots living on Guadeloupe, which have been postulated to be a separate species based on little evidence. The were called "Conurus labati", and are now referred to as the Guadeloupe Parakeet ("Aratinga labati"). There are no specimens or remains of the extinct parrots. Their taxonomy may never be fully elucidated, and so their postulated status as a separate species is hypothetical.cite book |title = Extinct Birds |pages = p. 131 |first = Errol |last = Fuller | year = 1987| publisher = Penguin Books (England) |isbn = 0670817972]


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