Musk Lorikeet / Glossopsitta concinna

Musk Lorikeet / Glossopsitta concinna

Musk Lorikeet

SCI Name:  Glossopsitta concinna
Protonym:  Psittacus concinnus Nat.Misc. 3 pl.87,text
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  muslor1
Type Locality:  'New Holland'' i.e. New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1791
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DEFINITIONS

GLOSSOPSITTA
(Psittacidae; Musk Lorikeet G. concinna) Gr. γλωσσα glōssa  tongue; Mod. L. psitta  parrot  < Gr. ψιττακη psittakē  parrot; the brush-tipped tongue of the Musk Lorikeet is an adaptation to feeding on nectar and pollen; "76. GLOSSOPSITTA, Bp. — 308. Australis, Lath. (Concinnus, Shaw) — 309. Pusilla, Shaw. — 310. Porphyrocephalus, Diet." (Bonaparte 1854); "Glossopsitta Bonaparte, Rev. et Mag. Zool. (2), 6, 1854, p. 157.  Type, by subsequent designation, Psittacus australis Latham, not of Gmelin = Psittacus concinnus Shaw. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 88)." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 157).
Var. Glossopsittacus, Glossoptilus
Synon. Centrourus, Glossiphus, Parvipsitta.

concinna
L. concinnus elegant, neat, pleasing.