Gray-cheeked Parakeet / Brotogeris pyrrhoptera

Gray-cheeked Parakeet / Brotogeris pyrrhoptera

Gray-cheeked Parakeet

SCI Name:  Brotogeris pyrrhoptera
Protonym:  Psittacus pyrrhopterus Suppl.ind.orn. p.xxii
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gycpar1
Type Locality:  Brazil, error Guayaquil, Ecuador, substituted by Chapman, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 55, 1926, p. 261.
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Publish Year:  1801
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DEFINITIONS

BROTOGERIS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Grey-cheeked Parakeet B. pyrrhoptera) Gr. βροτογηρυς brotogērus  with human voice  < βροτος brotos  man; γηρυς gērus  voice. This epithet of the parrot was first mentioned by Crinagoras (1st cent. AD). "Brotogeris. ‡  ...  ‡ BROTOGERIS.  Rostrum attenuatum compressum: mandibula inferiore elongata vix emarginata. Alæ mediocres: remigibus tribus primis fere æqualibus. Pedes mediocres. Cauda subelongata, gradata.  Typus genericus. Ps. pyrrhopterus. Lath." (Vigors 1825); "Brotogeris Vigors, Zool. Journ., 2, 1825, p. 400.  Type, by original designation, Psittacus pyrrhopterus Latham." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 205).
Var. BratogerisBrotogerys.
Synon. Caica, Psittacula, Psittovius, Sittace, Tirica.

pyrrhoptera / pyrrhopterum / pyrrhopterus
Gr. πυρρος purrhos  flame-coloured, red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; -πτερος -pteros  -winged  < πτερον pteron  wing (cf. πυρροπτερυξ purrhopterux, πυρροπτερυγος purrhopterugos  red-winged).
● ex “Coucou des Philippines” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 824 (?syn. Centropus sinensis, ?syn. Centropus viridis).
● ex “Tordo del negro cobijas de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 74 (Icterus).