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The blue-throated barbet (Psilopogon asiaticus) belongs to the family Megalaimidae under the order Piciformes.

Blue-throated barbet taxonomy

The family Megalaimidae was first introduced by Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 – 27 December 1873), an English zoologist, in the year 1852.

The Megalaimidae contains subfamilies Megalaiminae and Caloramphinae. It includes two genera, Psilopogon and Caloramphus, divided into 34 species.

The genus Psilopogon was introduced by Dr. Salomon Müller (April 7, 1804 – December 29, 1864), a German naturalist, in the year 1836. Earlier, this genus used to include a single species Psilopogon pyrolophus.

The species under the genus Megalaima were found to be similar to Psilopogon pyrolophus and all of them were brought under genus Psilopogon. The species Psilopogon pyrolophus is retained as type species of this genus.

The species P. pyrolophus was first described (as Trogon asiaticus) by John Latham (27 June 1740 – 4 February 1837), an English physician, naturalist and author, in the year 1790. The P. pyrolophus is polytypic and includes two subspecies.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Psilopogon asiaticus
Species:P. asiaticus
Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
1.Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus 352
Photo by Koshy Koshy


Psilopogon asiaticus
2.Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Photo by SaniyaChaplod

Psilopogon asiaticus
3.Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Photo by Darren Bellerby

Psilopogon asiaticus
4.Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Photo by Sougandha Sarkar

Psilopogon asiaticus
5.Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Photo by Prateik Kulkarni

Psilopogon asiaticus
6.Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Photo by SaniyaChaplod

Psilopogon asiaticus
7.Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Photo by J.M.Garg

Psilopogon asiaticus
8.Blue-throated barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Photo by Abhijitbarua gauripur

Psilopogon asiaticus
9.Psilopogon asiaticus
Photo by J.M.Garg
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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Koshy Koshy | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 11/15/17
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: SaniyaChaplod | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Darren Bellerby | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 11/15/17
4.Source: (cropped)
Author: Sougandha Sarkar | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Prateik Kulkarni | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Source: (cropped)
Author: SaniyaChaplod | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
7.Source: (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
8.Source: (cropped)
Author: Abhijitbarua gauripur | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
9.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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