Galapagos Species Checklist

Psittacara erythrogenys

Lesson, 1844

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Psittacara

Psittacara erythrogenys  Lesson, 1844


English common name: Red-masked Parakeet

Spanish common name: Aratinga de Guayaquil

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Aratinga erythrogenys Lesson, 1844

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2016


  • In
  • Na

  • Ac

    Taxon accidentally introduced, naturalized in the wild.

  • Cu
  • Er
  • Es
  • Ic
  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native

IUCN Status

Is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Near Threatened - Is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.


Only present on Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal Island.


  • IUCN (2015) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. . Downloaded on 20 November 2015.
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  • Remsen, J.V., Areta, J.I.Jr., Cadena, C. D., Jaramillo, A., Nores, M., Pacheco, J. F., Pérez-Emán, J., Robbins, M. B., Stiles, F. G., Stotz, D. F., and Zimmer, K. J. (2015) A classification of the bird species of South America. American Ornithologists' Union
  • Vargas, H. (1996) What is happening with the avifauna of San Cristóbal? Noticias Galápagos 57: 23-24.
  • Wiedenfeld, D.A. (2006) Aves, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Check List 2006 2(2): 1-27.