Red-bellied Macaw / Orthopsittaca manilatus

Red-bellied Macaw / Orthopsittaca manilatus

Red-bellied Macaw

SCI Name:  Orthopsittaca manilatus
Protonym:  Psittacus manilatus TablePlanchesEnlum. p.52
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rebmac2
Type Locality:  Cayenne, ex Daubenton, pi. 864.
Publish Year:  1783
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Red-bellied Macaw O. manilata) Gr. ορθος orthos  straight; ψιττακη psittakē  parrot; “Orthopsittaca gen. nov.  Type, Psittacus manilatus Boddaert (P. makawaunna Gmelin).  Differing from Ara Cuvier in relatively much smaller bill, with culmen very slightly if at all longer than outer hind toe with claw; anterior lateral outline of cere straight or very faintly concave, without convexity in front of nostril; excision of mandibular tomium deep and narrow; corrugations on palatal surface of maxillary unguis obsolete, and sides of forehead naked.    (Oρθος, straight; ψιττακη, a parrot.)” (Ridgway 1912).

manilata / manilatus
L. manus hand; latus broad, wide (cf. manicatus long-sleeved < manicae sleeves).
● ex “Perruche-Ara de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 864, and “Perriche-Ara” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Orthopsittaca).