Mexican Parrotlet / Forpus cyanopygius

Mexican Parrotlet / Forpus cyanopygius

Mexican Parrotlet

SCI Name:  Forpus cyanopygius
Protonym:  Psittacula cyanopygia Rev.Mag.Zool. (2), 8 p.157
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  mexpar1
Type Locality:  No locality, Cory, Cat. Bds. Am., pt. 2, no. 1, 1918, accepts ''northwestern Mexico.''
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Publish Year:  1856
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

FORPUS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Green-rumped Parrotlet F. passerinus) Probably arbitrary, but perhaps from Gr. φορεω phoreō  to possess, and πους pous  foot, alluding to the dextrous toes of the parrotlets. Prestwich 1963, suggests an anagram of L. profus  spread out  < profundere  to stretch at full length, with reference to the short, wedge-shaped tail; "Forpus.  Dass durch Aufstellung der Sippe Psittacula das System mit keiner natürlichen Sippe bereichert worden haben bereits andere gefühlt und ausgesprochen. Besser zu einander passen Psittacus passerinus Lin. und rufirostris, denen ich andere, die Mitte zwischen beiden haltende Conurus mit hellgrünem und blauem Gefieder anzureihen geneigt bin. Sie bilden eine der sich überall in der Natur darbietenden Suiten, die unbedenklich als Gruppe gesondert werden können, wenn gleich die sicherlich in der Lebensweise auszeichnenden Eigenthümlichkeiten noch unbekannt geblieben." (Boie 1858, Journal für Ornithologie, 6, 363); "Forpus Boie, Journ. f. Orn., 6, 1858, p. 363. Type, by subsequent designation, Psittacus passerinus Linné. (Hellmayr, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 12, 1929, p. 446, note 2.)   ...   Replaces Psittacula Illiger 1811 not of Cuvier 1800" (Peters, 1937, III, p. 202).
Var. Forpous, PhorpusTorpus.
Synon. Psittacula.

cyanopygia / cyanopygius
Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; -πυγιος -pugios  -rumped  < πυγη pugē  rump.

SUBSPECIES

Mexican Parrotlet (Mexican)
SCI Name: Forpus cyanopygius cyanopygius
cyanopygia / cyanopygius
Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; -πυγιος -pugios  -rumped  < πυγη pugē  rump.

Mexican Parrotlet (Tres Marias)
SCI Name: Forpus cyanopygius insularis
insularis
L. insularis  of an island  < insula, insulae  island.
● Ceylon (= Sri Lanka) (syn. Accipiter badius, subsp. Chloropsis aurifrons, subsp. Dicrurus caerulescens, subsp. Prinia inornata).
● New Caledonia (syn. Accipiter fasciatus vigilax).
● Phu-Quoc I., Cochin China (=Vietnam) (subsp. Aethopyga siparaja).
● Andaman Is., Bay of Bengal (subsp. Amaurornis phoenicurus).
● Bahrain, Arabian Gulf (subsp. Ammomanes deserti)
● Erroneous TL. Madagascar (= Zanzibar) (subsp. Andropadus importunus).
● Santa Cruz I., Channel Is., California, USA (subsp. Aphelocoma californica, subsp. Eremophila alpestris).
● Rennell I., Solomon Is. (Aplonis).
● Jobi I. (= Japen = Yapen), New Guinea (Arses, subsp. Pachycephalopsis hattamensis).
● Sardinia (Bubo).
● Fernando Póo (= Bioko), Gulf of Guinea (syn. Campethera tullbergi, syn. Cinnyris chloropygius).
● Isla Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico (syn. Cathartes aura, subsp. Cyclarhis gujanensis).
● Aldabra, Indian Ocean (subsp. Centropus toulou).
● Sardinia (syn. Coccothraustes coccothraustes).
● Grand Cayman, Caribbean Sea (subsp. Columbina passerina).
● New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea (Corvus).
● Formosa/Taiwan (subsp. Dendrocopos leucotosMyophonus, syn. Garrulus bispecularis).
● Borneo (syn. Dicrurus paradiseus).
● Nicobar Is., Bay of Bengal (syn. Ducula aenea nicobarica).
● Corsica (syn. Emberiza calandra, syn. Saxicola rubicola).
● Socotra (subsp. Emberiza tahapisi, Passer).
● Weda Is., Halmahera, Indonesia (syn. Eos squamata).
● Tres Marías Is., Nayarit, Mexico (Forpus, subsp. Myadestes occidentalis, subsp. Nyctidromus albicollis, subsp. Pachyramphus aglaiae, subsp. Setophaga pitiayumi, syn. Zenaida asiatica).
● Lord Howe I., Tasman Sea (syn. Fregetta grallaria, ‡Gerygone).
● Rottnest I., Western Australia (syn. Gavicalis virescens).
● Meco I., Quintana Roo, Mexico (subsp. Habia fuscicauda).
● Ship I., off Gulfport, Mississippi, USA (syn. Hirundo rustica erythrogaster).
● Tobago (Hylophilus, subsp. Platyrinchus mystaceus, subsp. Psarocolius decumanus).
● Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico (Junco).
● Isla Margarita, Venezuela (syn. Leptotila verreauxi,  subsp. Quiscalus lugubris).
● New Providence, Bahamas (sym. Leuconotopicus villosus maynardi).
● King I., Bass Strait, Australia (syn. Melithreptus brevirostris).
● Kangean Is., Java Sea, Indonesia (subsp. Oriolus chinensis).
● Fergusson I., D'Entrecasteaux Is., Papua New Guinea (Otidiphaps).
● Mahé I., Seychelles (Otus).
● Kodiak I., Alaska, USA (subsp. Passerella unalaschcensis).
● Honshu, Japan (subsp. Periparus ater).
● Stewart I., New Zealand (syn. Poodytes punctatus).
● Henderson I., Pitcairn Group, Pacific Ocean (Ptilinopus).
● Naochow I., Kwangtung, China (syn. Pycnonotus aurigaster resurrectus).
● Banggai I., North Borneo (syn. Pycnonotus plumosus hachisukae).
● Madagascar (Sarothrura, subsp. Thalassornis leuconotus).
● Forsyth I., Bass Strait, Australia (syn. Sericornis frontalis).
● Grand Bahama I., Bahamas (Sitta).
● Trinidad (syn. Sporophila intermedia).
● Nias I., Sumatra (subsp. Terpsiphone affinis).
● Terangan I., Aru Is., Indonesia (syn. Todiramphus macleayii).
● Isla Socorro, Colima, Mexico (syn. Troglodytes sissonii).
● Erroneous TL. São Vicente, Cape Verde Is. (= St. Vincent, West Indies) (subsp. Tyto glaucops).
● Vancouver I., British Columbia, Canada (syn. Vireo huttoni).
● Stephens I., Cook Strait, New Zealand (‡syn. Xenicus lyalli).
● Curaçao, Dutch Antilles (subsp. Zonotrichia capensis).
● Tanegashima, south of Kyushu, Japan (subsp. Zosterops japonicus).