Brown-backed Parrotlet / Touit melanonotus

Brown-backed Parrotlet / Touit melanonotus

Brown-backed Parrotlet

SCI Name:  Touit melanonotus
Protonym:  Psittacus melanonotus ReiseBrasil. 1 p.275
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brbpar1
Type Locality:  Brazil.
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Publish Year:  1820
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DEFINITIONS

TOUIT
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet T. huetii) Tupí name Tuí eté  really little parrot, for the parrotlets (“Tuiete” of Marcgrave 1648); "1508.  TOUIT, Less. 1831.  Pyrrhulopsis, Pr. B. 1854, nec Reichenb. 1849.  (Psittacus Hueti, Temm.)" (G. Gray 1855).
Synon. Euchroura, Pyrrhulopsis, Urochroma.

melanonota / melanonotus
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; -νωτος -nōtos  -backed  < νωτον nōton  back.
● ex “Pico de punzon azul y canala” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 104 (Pipraeidea).