Oceanic Parrot / Eclectus infectus

Oceanic Parrot

SCI Name:  Eclectus infectus
Protonym:   Pacific Science 60(1) 137-145
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ocepar1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  2006
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Moluccan Eclectus E. roratus) Gr. εκλεκτος eklektos  selected, chosen  < εκλεκτοω eklektoō  to be separated; the male Eclectus Parrots have shining green plumage, with red flanks and blue in the wings; the females are markedly different, with shining red and purple plumage;  "Eclectus *) Wagl., Edellori ...  plumae capitis collique discretae, subsericeae ...  *) Eκλεκτος electus" (Wagler 1832); "Eclectus Wagler, 1832, Abh. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl. 1: 495.  Type, by subsequent designation (Gray, 1840. List Gen. Birds: 52), Psittacus grandis Gmelin = Psittacus roratus (P. L. S. Müller)." (Beehler and Pratt, 2016, Birds New Guinea, p. 264).
Var. Electus.
Synon. LariusPolychlorus.

L. infectus  dyed, stained, coloured  < inficere  to stain (cf. infectus  unaccomplished, unfinished  < in-  not; factus  wrought  < facere  to make).