Blue-winged Racquet-tail / Prioniturus verticalis

Blue-winged Racquet-tail / Prioniturus verticalis

Blue-winged Racquet-tail

SCI Name:  Prioniturus verticalis
Protonym:  Prioniturus verticalis Bull.Br.Orn.Club 3 p.10
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bwrtai1
Type Locality:  Tawi Tawi, Sibutu and Bongao.
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Publish Year:  1893
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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.

verticalis
Late L. verticalis  crowned, of the head  < L. vertex, verticis  crown of the head.
● ex “Ash-bellied Creeper” of Latham 1787 (Cyanomitra).