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The white-cheeked (small green) barbet (Psilopogon viridis) belongs to the family Megalaimidae under the order Piciformes.

White-cheeked barbet taxonomy

The family Megalaimidae was first described by Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 – 27 December 1873), an English zoologist, in the year 1852. The family Megalaimidae comprises two subfamilies (Caloramphinae and Megalaiminae).

The subfamily Megalaiminae is monotypic and comprises a single genus, Psilopogon. The genus Psilopogon comprises 31 species.

The genus Psilopogon was first described by Dr. Salomon Müller (April 7, 1804 – December 29, 1864), a German naturalist, in the year 1836.

The species Psilopogon viridis (as Bucco viridis) was first described by Pieter Boddaert (1730 or 1733, Middelburg – 6 May 1795, Utrecht), a Dutch physician and naturalist, in the year 1783.

The species Psilopogon viridis is closely related to Psilopogon lineatus, Psilopogon zeylanicus and Psilopogon faiostrictus.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Psilopogon viridis
Species:P. viridis
Psilopogon viridis
1.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
Image by shrikant rao


Psilopogon viridis
2.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
Image by Vimal Rajyaguru

Psilopogon viridis
3.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
Image by Sandeep Gangadharan

Psilopogon viridis
4.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
Image by Renjith.sreedharan

Psilopogon viridis
5.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
Image by Afasja

Psilopogon viridis
6.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
Image by Vivekpuliyeri

Psilopogon viridis
7.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
Image by Arshad.ka5

Psilopogon viridis
8.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
Image by N A Nazeer

Psilopogon viridis
9.White-cheeked barbet - Psilopogon viridis
by Sandeep Gangadharan


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1.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9494793@N06/16068250448/ (cropped)
Author: shrikant rao | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/4/17
2.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White-cheeked_Barbet,_Bengaluru,_05_FEB_2017.jpg (cropped)
Author: Vimal Rajyaguru | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: Sandeep Gangadharan | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/4/17
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9.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23285057@N04/4573268210 (cropped)
Author: Sandeep Gangadharan | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/4/17
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