Red-and-blue Lory / Eos histrio

Red-and-blue Lory / Eos histrio

Red-and-blue Lory

SCI Name:  Eos histrio
Protonym:  Psittacus histrio Natursyst.Suppl. Suppl. p.76
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rablor1
Type Locality:  East Indies = Sangir Islands.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1776
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

EOS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Red-and-blue Lory E. histrio) L. Eos  East, Orient  < Gr. εως eōs or ηως ēōs  eastern, oriental; reflecting an elegy by Ovid (Amores,VI, c. 15 BC) lamenting the death of the parrot he had given to Corinna, his mistress: "Psittacus, Eois imitatrix ales ab Indis, occidit" ("The parrot, oriental wingèd mimic from India, is dead"). The shades of an early Monty Python sketch!; "Genus XI.  Eos *) Wagl. Lori.  Rostrum, lingua et pedes Trichoglossorum; cauda elongata, apice conico-acuminata, latiuscula; color praedominans ruber, rarius viridis.  Asiae et Australiae incolae.  Vitae ratio ignota.   Species: α. Ptilosi rubra:  1. E. indica. — 2. E. rubra. — 3. E. guebiensis. — 4. E. cochinchinensis. — 5. E. variegata. — ? E. Isidorii. — β. Ptilosi viridi: 6. E. cervicalis. — 7. E. ornata.  ...   **)[sic] Psittacus, Eois imitatrix, Ovid." (Wagler 1832); "Eos Wagler, Abh. k. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 494. Type, by subsequent designation, E. indica (Gm.) = Psittacus histrio P. L. S. Müller (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 52)." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 145).

eos
Gr. myth. Eos, rosy-fingered goddess of the dawn, sister to Helios and Selene  < εως eōs or ηως ēōs  dawn.

histrio
L. histrio, histrionis  harlequin, actor.
● ex “Tourterelle du Canada” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 176 (syn. Ectopistes migratorius).
● ex “Psittaca Indica coccinea” of Brisson 1760, and “Perruche des Indes Orientales” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 143 (Eos).
● ex “Perruche à tête noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 744, and “Caïca” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Pyrilia caica).

SUBSPECIES

Red-and-blue Lory (challengeri)
SCI Name: Eos histrio challengeri
challengeri
HMS Challenger, RN vessel on world circumnavigation, oceanographic and scientific expedition 1872-1876 (‡syn. Eos histrio).

Red-and-blue Lory (talautensis)
SCI Name: Eos histrio talautensis
talaudensis / talautenea / talautense / talautensis
Talaut Is., Dutch East Indies / Talaud Is., Indonesia.

Red-and-blue Lory (histrio)
SCI Name: Eos histrio histrio
histrio
L. histrio, histrionis  harlequin, actor.
● ex “Tourterelle du Canada” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 176 (syn. Ectopistes migratorius).
● ex “Psittaca Indica coccinea” of Brisson 1760, and “Perruche des Indes Orientales” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 143 (Eos).
● ex “Perruche à tête noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 744, and “Caïca” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Pyrilia caica).