Amazonian Parrotlet / Nannopsittaca dachilleae

Amazonian Parrotlet / Nannopsittaca dachilleae

Amazonian Parrotlet

SCI Name:  Nannopsittaca dachilleae
Protonym:  Nannopsittaca dachilleae Auk 108 p.225,226
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  amapar1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  1991
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Tepui Parakeet N. panychlora) Gr. ναννος nannos  dwarf; ψιττακη psittake  parrot; "Nannopsittaca gen. nov.  Type, Brotogerys panychlorus Salvin and Godman.  Differing from Urochroma Bonaparte in having the bill much more slender, the deoth of maxilla at base equal to much less than half the length (chord) of culmen, the latter less strongly decurved; tarsus as long as outer front toe without claw; tenth (outermost) primary with inner web emarginated near tip; orbital region mostly feathered; rectrices wholly green, and size smaller (wing less than 95 mm.).  The type species of this genus has hitherto been referred either to Brotogerys or Bolborhynchus, but evidently it is far more closely allied to Urochroma, from which, however, it is very distinct generically.  (Nαννος, dwarf; ψιττακη, a parrot.)" (Ridgway 1912).

Bárbara Bistevins Treinani de D’Achille (1941-1989) Latvian/Peruvian journalist, environmentalist, ecologist (Nannopsittaca).