Edwards’s Fig-Parrot / Psittaculirostris edwardsii

Edwards\'s Fig-Parrot / Psittaculirostris edwardsii

Edwards's Fig-Parrot

SCI Name:  Psittaculirostris edwardsii
Protonym:  Cyclopsittacus Edwardsii Ann.Sci.Nat.Zool.(6), 19 art.3 p.1
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  edfpar1
Type Locality:  Kafu, New Guinea.
Publish Year:  1885
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Large Fig Parrot P. desmarestii) Genus Psittacula Cuvier, 1800, parakeet; L. -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak (i.e. large-billed); "Les PSITTACULIROSTRES.  Bec gros, très-robuste, voûté; la queue courte, pointue." (Lesson 1831); "Psittacula (Psittaculirostris) Desmaresti, Less. Tr. d'Orn. p. 204." (J. Gray & G. Gray 1859); "Psittaculirostris J. E. and G. R. Gray, Cat. Mamm. Bds. New Guinea, Brit. Mus., 1859, p. 42. Type, by monotypy, Psittacula desmarestii Lesson 1830 = Psittacus desmarestii Desmarest 1826." (Peters 1937, III, 163).
Var. Psittacirostris.
Synon. Cruopsitta.

eduardi / edward / edwardi / edwardii / edwardsi / edwardsii
● Prof. Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835-1900) French zoologist (‡Alectoris, syn. Casuarius bennetti westermanniLophura, syn. Porphyrio poliocephalus viridis).
● Edward Wilson (1808-1888) British naturalist, trochilidist, High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire (Amazilia).
● Prof. Henri Milne Edwards (1800-1885) French zoologist, father of Alphonse Milne-Edwards (syn. Ardeotis nigriceps, Bangsia, Calonectris, Carpodacus, syn. Nilaus aferPsittaculirostris).
● George Edwards (1694-1773) English traveller, naturalist, painter (syn. Anser caerulescens (ex "Blue-Winged Goose" of Edwards 1750) (Laurent Raty in litt.), syn. Crax rubra (ex “Curasso-Bird” of Edwards 1760), syn. Euplectes orix (ex "Grenadier" of Edwards 1751), ?syn. Limosa haemastica (ex "White Godwit from Hudson's Bay" of Edwards 1750), syn. Loriculus beryllinus, syn. Manacus manacus (ex “Black-capped Manakin” of Edwards 1758, and “Manakin à tête noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 303, fig. 1), syn. Neophema pulchella (ex “Perruche Edwards” of Levaillant 1801), syn. Phaethon lepturus catesbyi (ex “Tropick Bird” of Edwards 1750)).
● Dr Ernest Preston Edwards (1919-2011) US ornithologist, collector (syn. Dactylortyx thoracicus chiapensis).
● Edward Prince of Wales (1894-1972) later Edward VIII (reigned 1936, abdicated) and Duke of Windsor (subsp. Menura novaehollandiae).
Edward Charles Migdalski (1918-2009) US ichthyologist, collector, explorer, sportsman (syn. Spilopelia chinensis suratensis).
Edward Charles Stuart Baker (1864-1944) British ornithologist, oologist, Indian Police 1883-1912, collector (syn. Thalasseus bergii velox).
● Sir Edward Newton (1832-1897) British assistant colonial secretary on Mauritius 1859-1877, naturalist, collector in Madagascar 1861-1862, and Seychelles 1866 (Tylas) (NB. edwardnewtoni is a misspelling of eponym enewtoni).
● Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom (1886-1970) Australian businessman, aviculturalist, philanthropist (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.) (subsp. Zapornia tabuensis).
● These eponyms were confused and frequently misspelled or mistakenly corrected (e.g. Tylas edwardsi).