Palm Cockatoo / Probosciger aterrimus

Palm Cockatoo / Probosciger aterrimus

Palm Cockatoo

SCI Name:  Probosciger aterrimus
Protonym:  Psittacus aterrimus Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.330
Category:  Psittaciformes / Cacatuidae /
Taxonomy Code:  palcoc1
Type Locality:  New Holland, restricted to northern Australia by van Oort, Notes Leyden Mus., 33, 1911, p. 239.
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Publish Year:  1788
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PROBOSCIGER
(Cacatuidae; Ϯ Palm Cockatoo P. aterrimus) L. proboscis, proboskidis  snout, proboscis  < Gr. προβοσκις proboskis, προβοσκιδος proboskidos  snout, trunk, proboscis; -ger  carrying  < gerere  to carry; "Sectio VI. PROBOSCIGER.  Ara à trompe Vaill.  Cauda quadrata, aequalis.  Rostrum validissimum, maxime arcuatum; caput cristatum, crista plumis angustatis.  Facies nuda.  Asiae incolae.    165.— aterrimus Gm. L.   166.— Goliath mihi" (Kuhl 1820); "Probosciger Kuhl, Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop. Carol., 10, 1820, p. 12. Type, by subsequenr designation, Psittacus aterrimus Gmelin (Salvadori, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 20, 1891, p. 102.)" (Peters 1937, III, 170).   
Synon. Chaeneirhynchus, Eurhynchus, Macroglossum, Microglossus, Solenoglossus.

aterrima / aterrimum / aterrimus
Unattested L. aterrimus  very black, blackest  < super. ater  black.
● ex “Great Black Cockatoo” of Edwards 1764, “Kakatoës noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Black Cockatoo” of Latham 1781 (Probosciger).
● ex “Puffinus carbonaria” of Solander MS, and “Bulweria aterrima” of authors (Pseudobulweria).
● ex “Lesser Black Promerops” of Latham 1822 (Rhinopomastus).

SUBSPECIES

Palm Cockatoo (stenolophus)
SCI Name: Probosciger aterrimus stenolophus
stenolophus
Gr. στηνος stēnos narrow, thin; λοφος lophos crest, tuft.

Palm Cockatoo (goliath)
SCI Name: Probosciger aterrimus goliath
goliath
Goliath of Gath, Biblical giant champion of the Philistines who was slain by the boy David (Ardea, Centropus, Ducula, subsp. Probosciger aterrimus).

Palm Cockatoo (aterrimus)
SCI Name: Probosciger aterrimus aterrimus
aterrima / aterrimum / aterrimus
Unattested L. aterrimus  very black, blackest  < super. ater  black.
● ex “Great Black Cockatoo” of Edwards 1764, “Kakatoës noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Black Cockatoo” of Latham 1781 (Probosciger).
● ex “Puffinus carbonaria” of Solander MS, and “Bulweria aterrima” of authors (Pseudobulweria).
● ex “Lesser Black Promerops” of Latham 1822 (Rhinopomastus).