Two subspecies currently recognized:
lineola (Cassin 1853); described as Psittacula lineola, type locality Mexico, National bridge [= Puente Nacionál, Vera Cruz; Peters 1937)
Occurs from southern Mexico south to western Panama.
See Detailed Description.
tigrinus (Souancé 1856); described as Myiopsitta tigrina, type locality Venezuela
Occurs in the Andes, from Venezuela south to Peru. Includes maculatus (Ridgway 1915), from "eastern Peru?".
Similar to nominate lineola, but darker and more heavily barred (Juniper and Parr 1998).