Blue-headed Racquet-tail / Prioniturus platenae

Blue-headed Racquet-tail / Prioniturus platenae

Blue-headed Racquet-tail

SCI Name:  Prioniturus platenae
Protonym:  Prioniturus platenae Braunschw.Anz. no.37 p.335
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bhrtai1
Type Locality:  Palawan.
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Publish Year:  1888
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DEFINITIONS

PRIONITURUS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Golden-mantled Racquet-tail P. platurus) Genus Prionites Illiger, 1811, motmot; Gr. ουρα oura  tail; "Genus V.  Prioniturus ***) Wagl.  Momotsittich.   Character generis praecedentis [Nymphicus]; rostrum validum; rectrices duae intermediae ante apicem nudae.   Species Asiae incola.   Vitae ratio ignota.    Species: 1. P. platurus.   ...   ***) Sic dictus ob caudae structuram ut in Prionite Momoto.  Prionites (avis) et ουρα cauda." (Wagler 1832); "Prioniturus Wagler, Abh. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 490. Type, by monotypy, Psittacus platurus Vieillot." (Peters 1937, III, 236).
Synon. Discosurus, Urodiscus.

platenae / plateni
● Dr Carl Constantin Platen (1843-1899) German physician based at Amoy, China, collector in the East Indies (Aramidopsis, subsp. Cinnyris jugularis, Dasycrotapha, syn. Ninox mindorensis, subsp. Pachycephala cinerea, Prionochilus).
● Dr Margarete Platen née Geisler (fl. 1894) wife of German physician Dr Carl C. Platen (syn. Ceyx melanurus mindanensis, Ficedula, Gallicolumba, Prioniturus, Thapsinillas).