Niam-Niam Parrot / Poicephalus crassus

Niam-Niam Parrot / Poicephalus crassus

Niam-Niam Parrot

SCI Name:  Poicephalus crassus
Protonym:  Pionias crassus J.Linn.Soc.LondonZool. 17 p.429
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ninpar1
Type Locality:  Ndoruma, upper Uelle River.
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Publish Year:  1884
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DEFINITIONS

POICEPHALUS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Senegal Parrot P. senegalus) Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dusky; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head; "POICEPHALUS, Sw.  Wings very long, reaching to the end of the tail; the first quill scarcely shorter than the second; the inner web of the first three primaries suddenly narrowed beyond the middle, and then obliquely truncated at the tip. Tail very short, even; the feathers broad, truncate, but the shafts prolonged into mucronate points.  Tropics of the Old World only; representing Palæornis.   Senegalensis. Le Vail. pl. 116.  Geoffroyi. Ib. 112.  melanocephalus. Ib. 133.  pileatus. Ib. 133.  Barrabandi. Ib. 134.  aureus. Le Vaill. pl. 138.  Swinderianus. Lear. Psitt. pl. 42.  torquata. Ib. 40.  taranta. Ib. 39." (Swainson 1837); "Poicephalus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 301. Type, by subsequent designation, P. senegalensis (L.) Swainson = Psittacus senegalus Linné (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 52)." (Peters 1937, III, 224).
Var. Paeocephalus, Phaeocephalus, Piocephalus, Poeocephalus (Gr. ποια poia grass), Poiecephalus, Poiocephalus (Gr. πολιος polios  grey).
Synon. Eupsittacus, Micropsittacus, Notopsittacus.

poicephalus
Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dusky; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.

crassus
L. crassus  thick, heavy, dense.