Chatham Islands Parakeet / Cyanoramphus forbesi

Chatham Islands Parakeet / Cyanoramphus forbesi

Chatham Islands Parakeet

SCI Name:  Cyanoramphus forbesi
Protonym:  Cyanorhamphus forbesi Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt3 no.35 p.529
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chipar1
Type Locality:  Chatham Islands.
Publish Year:  1893
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Black-fronted Parakeet C. zealandicus) Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; ῥαμφος  rhamphos  bill; "Conurus Phaëton   ...  rostro corneo-cœrulescente" (des Murs 1845); "Subfam. V. PLATICERCINÆ.   ...   40. CYANORAMPHUS, Bp. — 184. Pacificus, Forst. (Phaeton, O. des Murs.) — 185. Unicolor, Vig. — 186. Erythrotis, Wagl. — 187. Novæ-Zelandiæ, Sparrm. — 188. Ulietanus, Gm. — 189. Auriceps, Kuhl. " (Bonaparte 1854); "Cyanoramphus Bonaparte, Rev. et Mag. Zool. (2), 6, 1854, p. 153. Type, by subsequent designation, Psittacus pacificus "Forster" = Conurus phaeton Des Murs 1845 = Psittacus erythronotus Kuhl 1820. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 86)." (Peters, 1937, III, 269); "CYANORAMPHUS Bonaparte, 1854  M— Psittacus pacificus "Forster"; type by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. of the Genera and Subgenera of Birds, p. 86).= Psittacus zealandicus Latham, 1790" (Dickinson and Remsen (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2013, 1 (Non-passerines), p. 377).
Var. Cyanorhamphus, Cyanorhynchus (Gr. ῥυγχος  rhunkhos  bill).
Synon. Bulleria, Notopsittacus, Pallacidopsittacus, Phippspsittacus.

● William Alexander Forbes (1855-1883) British zoologist, collector in tropical Africa and Brazil (Anumara, syn. Aplopelia simplex, Charadrius, syn. Emberiza affinis, subsp. Halcyon malimbica, subsp. Lagonosticta rara, Leptodon).
● "This new geographical race of the Striped Owl is named for Mr. Dyfrig McH. Forbes, of Potrero Viejo, Veracruz, who, along with his family, has contributed greatly to scientific knowledge by making extensive collections of natural history objects and by assisting personnel connected with various museum expeditions. In the latter regard, the Hacienda Potrero has served as headquarters or temporary abode for numerous field parties of diverse zoological interest" (Lowery & Dalquest 1951) (subsp. Asio clamator).
Sir Victor Courtenay Walter Forbes (1889-1958) British diplomat in Mexico, Spain and Peru (Atlapetes).
● Henry Ogg Forbes (1851-1932) Scottish botanist, ethnologist, explorer in the East Indies and New Guinea, Director of the Canterbury Mus., New Zealand, 1890-1893, Director of the Liverpool Museums 1894-1911 (Cyanoramphus, syn. Erythrura tricolor, Lonchura, subsp. Myzomela nigrita, Ninox, Rallicula).
● William Cameron Forbes (1870-1959) US banker, diplomat, Commissioner of Philippine Commerce & Police 1904-1908, Vice-Gov. and Gov.-Gen. of the Philippines 1908-1913, Ambassador to Japan 1930-1932 (subsp. Megalurus palustris, syn. Zosterops everetti basilanicus).