Blue-bellied Parrot / Triclaria malachitacea

Blue-bellied Parrot / Triclaria malachitacea

Blue-bellied Parrot

SCI Name:  Triclaria malachitacea
Protonym:  Psittacus malachitaceus Av.Sp.Nov.Brasil. 1 p.40 pl.28
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blbpar4
Type Locality:  Rio de Janeiro.
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Publish Year:  1824
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DEFINITIONS

TRICLARIA
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Blue-bellied Parrot T. malachitacea) Gr. myth. Triclaria, an epithet of the goddess Diana or Artemis  < τρι- tri-  three; κλαρος klaros  community, estate; “Genus XX. Triclaria *) Wagl.  Halbsittich.   Character Psittacorum; cauda longula, lata, subaequalis; plumae colli pogonio subdiscreto, non imbricato-positae. — Sexus colore variant.  Species Americae incola transitum a Psittaculis ad Sittacas formans. — Vitae ratio hucusque ignota.   Species: 1. T. cyanogastra.   ...   *) Cognomen Dianae.” (Wagler 1832); "Triclaria Wagler, Abh. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 499. Type, by monotypy, T. cyanogastra = Psittacus cyanogaster Vieillot = Psittacus malachitaceus Spix." (Peters 1937, III, 224).
Synon. Maximilicus.

malachitacea / malachitaceus
Mod. L. malachitaceus  malachitaceous, malachite-green coloured  < malachiteus  malachite-green  < L. molochites  green-coloured gem  < Gr. μολοχιτης molokhitēs  gem the colour of the mallow leaf, malachite  < μαλαχη malakhē  mallow.