Plum-faced Lorikeet / Oreopsittacus arfaki

Plum-faced Lorikeet / Oreopsittacus arfaki

Plum-faced Lorikeet

SCI Name:  Oreopsittacus arfaki
Protonym:  Trichoglossus (Charmosyna) Arfaki Verh.k.k.Zool.-Bot.Ges.Wien 24 p.37
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  plflor1
Type Locality:  Arfak Mountains, 3500 feet. New Guinea.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1874
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

OREOPSITTACUS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Plum-faced Lorikeet O. arfaki) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. Arfak Mts., New Guinea); ψιττακος psittakos  parrot; "89. Oreopsittacus (1) arfaki (Meyer), Verh. z.-b. Gesell. Wien, XXIV, p. 37. (1874).   Hab. in Nova Guinea (Montibus Arfakianis)  ...   (1) OREOPSITTACUS nov. gen. rectricibus quatuordecim aberrans, maxilla valde producta, ejusdemquem tomiis sinuosis." (Salvadori 1877); "Oreopsittacus Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Genova, 10, 1877, p. 37. Type, by monotypy, Trichoglossus arfaki A. B. Meyer." (Peters 1937, III, 161).

arfaki / arfakiana / arfakianum / arfakianus
Arfak Mts., New Guinea.

SUBSPECIES

Plum-faced Lorikeet (arfaki)
SCI Name: Oreopsittacus arfaki arfaki
arfaki / arfakiana / arfakianum / arfakianus
Arfak Mts., New Guinea.

Plum-faced Lorikeet (major)
SCI Name: Oreopsittacus arfaki major
major
L. maior, maioris  greater, larger  < comp. magnus  great, large, powerful.
● ex “Poule d’eau de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 352; “Even if [Statius Müller, 1776] ...should some day be repudiated by ornithologists on account of his carelessness and his apparent colour-blindness, then the proper name of the species would be Aramides major (Boddaert), founded on Daubenton’s plate” (Sharpe 1894) (syn. Aramides cajanea).
● ex “Grand Corbeau” of Levaillant 1800, pl. 51 (unident.;?Corvus sp.).
● ex “Crotophagus major” of Brisson 1760, “Grand bout de Petun” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 102, fig. 1, “Ani des palétuviers” of Salerne 1767, and “Greater Ani” of Latham 1781 (Crotophaga).
● 54. PICUS.  ...  major.  10. P. albo nigroque varius, ano occipiteque rubro.  Picus albo nigroque varius, rectricibus tribus lateralibus utrinque albescentibus. Fn. svec. 81.  Picus varius major. Ges. av. 708. Aldr. ornith. l. 12. c. 32. Will. orn. 94. t. 21. Raj. av. 43. Alb. av. I. p. 19. t. 19. Frisch. av. . . t. 36. f. 1.  Habitat in Europa." (Linnaeus 1758) (Dendrocopos).
● ex “Grande Egrette d’Amérique” of d’Aubenton, 1765-1781, pl. 925 (syn. Egretta garzetta).
● ex “Scolopax media” of Frisch 1733-1763, “Great Snipe” of Pennant 1768, and Latham 1785 (syn. Gallinago media).
● ex “Grand Indicateur, mâle” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 241, fig. 1 (syn. Indicator indicator).
● ex “Pie-grièche Blanchot” of Levaillant 1810, pl. 285 (syn. Malaconotus blanchoti).
● ex “An other sort of Loggerhead” of Sloane 1707-1725, “Sitta” or “Picus cinereus major, rostro curvo” of Ray 1713, “Grand Sittelle à bec crochu” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Great Nuthatch” of Latham 1781 (?syn. Myiarchus validus).
● ex “Parus major” of Gessner 1555, Belon 1555, Aldrovandus 1599, and Willughby 1676, “Fringillago”, “Great Titmouse” or “Ox Eye” of Ray 1713, and Albin 1731, and “Parus capite nigro, temporibus albis, nucha luteis” of Linnaeus 1746 (Parus).
ex “Grèbe de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 404, fig. 1, and “Grand Grèbe” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Podiceps).
● ex “Barbican des côtes de Barbarie” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 602 (syn. Pogonornis dubius).
● ex “Grande Quiscale” of Vieillot 1819 (Quiscalus).
● ex “Tangara des grands bois de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 205 (syn. Saltator maximus).
● ex “Batara mayor” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 211 (Taraba).
● ex “Macucagua” of Marcgrave 1648, Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, “Perdix brasiliensis” of Brisson 1760, and “Magoua” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Tinamus).
● ex “Trepadore grande” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 241 (Xiphocolaptes).

Plum-faced Lorikeet (grandis)
SCI Name: Oreopsittacus arfaki grandis
grandis
L. grandis  large.
● ex “Lori de la Nouvelle Guinée” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 683, “Purpur-roode Lori” of Vosmaer 1769, “Grand Lori” of de Buffon 17770-1783, and “Grand Lory” of Latham 1781 (syn. Eclectus roratus).
● ex “Great Jacamar” of Latham 1782 (syn. Jacamerops aurea).
● ex “Ibijau” or “American Goatsucker” of Ray 1713, “Grand Tette-chèvre tacheté du Brésil” of Brisson 1760, “Grand Crapaud volant de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 325, “Grand Ibijau” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grand Goatsucker” of Latham 1783 (Nyctibius).
● ex “Grand Barbu de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 871, “Grand Barbu” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Grand Barbet” of Latham 1783 (syn. Psilopogon virens).