Thursday, November 15, 2012

[Ornithology • 1991] Amazonian Parrotlet | Nannopsittaca dachilleae • a new species of parrotlet (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae: Arinae) from eastern Peru

Two adult Amazonian  Parrotlets (Nannopsittaca dachilleae O'Neill, Munn & Franke), a new species of parrotlet from eastern Peru, pictured along the upper Rio Shesha. 
From a mixed media painting by John P  O'Neill.  

We describe a new species of parrotlet, Nannopsittaca dachilleae,  known from several localities in southeastern  Peru and northwestern Bolivia. Its characters  place it in the genus Nannopsittaca, which was formerly considered to be monotypic and restricted to the Pantepui region of northern South America. The two species probably form a superspecies.  

O'Neill JP, Munn CA, Franke I. 1991. Nannopsittaca dachilleae: a new species of parrotlet from eastern Peru. the Auk 108: 225-229.