Dusky Lory / Pseudeos fuscata

Dusky Lory / Pseudeos fuscata

Dusky Lory

SCI Name:  Pseudeos fuscata
Protonym:  Eos fuscata J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 27 p.279
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  duslor1
Type Locality:  No locality = Manokwari [formerly Dorey], New Guinea, designated as type locality by Stresemann and Paludan, antea, p. 238.
Publish Year:  1858
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(Psittacidae; Ϯ Dusky Lory P. fuscata) Gr. ψευδος pseudos  false; genus Eos Wagler, 1832, lory; "Apparently no very serious attempt at the proper allocation of E. fuscata has ever been made. Some of the writers of sixty years ago placed it in Chalcopsitta, but for the most part it has remained in the genus in which it was originally described, its aberrant characters being recognized by placing it as the last species of the sequence. In spite of my aversion to creating monotypic genera based on long and well known species, I can not see the way clear to retaining fuscata in Eos any longer, nor do its characters permit its inclusion in any other genus. I therefore propose PSEUDEOS, gen. nov.  Related to Eos Wagler, but tail little more than half as long as wing, the folded wing reaching nearly to its tip; base of lower mandible extensively naked; build relatively stouter; coloration very different.  Type, Eos fuscata Blyth.  Reallocation of rubiginosa, cardinalis and fuscata is not only the proper procedure on basis of external structure, but is also perfectly logical on zoogeographic grounds." (J. Peters 1935).

L. fuscatus dark < fuscare to darken < fuscus dark, black.
● ex “Figuier brun du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 584, fig. 1, and “Dusky Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Schoenicola brevirostris).