Naretha Bluebonnet / Northiella narethae

Naretha Bluebonnet / Northiella narethae

Naretha Bluebonnet

SCI Name:  Northiella narethae
Protonym:  Psephotus narethae Emu 21 p.81 pl.12
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bluebo4
Type Locality:  Naretha, West Australia.
Publish Year:  1921
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Bluebonnet N. haematogaster) Dim. after Alfred John North (1855-1917) Australian jeweller, oologist; "486. Psephotus haematogaster haematogaster.   ...   Note.—For this species can be used the genus name Northiella (nov.) by those who admit the genus Spathopterus. In both sexes the first five primaries are elongated into a spatulate termination, a feature which is quite missing in the type of Psephotus, P. haematonotus Gould." (Mathews 1912).

Naretha, Western Australia.