Familia Microphysidae Dohrn, 1859

China (1943: 254) pointed out that there is no need to change the name Microphysidae to "Loriculidae", since Microphysa is not preoccupied and remains in the family as a synonym. Because in old papers (up to 1860) the two sexes of several species have been described in different genera, the sex given in the descriptions has been indicated in such cases just after the reference, as (male ) or (female ).