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Lophopsittacus mauritianus Owen 1866 (Broad-billed parrot)

PaleoDB taxon number: 370882

Alternative combination: Psittacus mauritianus

Full reference: R. Owen. 1866. Evidence of a species, perhaps extinct, of a large parrot (Psittacus mauritianus, Owen), contemporary with the Dodo in the island of Mauritius. Ibis 2(2):168-171

Belongs to Lophopsittacus according to J. P. Hume 2007

Sister taxon: Lophopsittacus bensoni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mare aux Songes swamp (Clark collection), which is in a Holocene mire/swamp peat in Mauritius