Red-billed Parrot / Pionus sordidus

Red-billed Parrot / Pionus sordidus

Red-billed Parrot

SCI Name:  Pionus sordidus
Protonym:  Psittacus sordidus Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.99
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rebpar2
Type Locality:  Mexico, ex Edwards, pi. 167, error = Venezuela, designated by Brabourne and Chubb, Bds. So. Am., 1912, p. 91.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1758
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DEFINITIONS

PIONUS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Blue-headed Parrot P. menstruus) Gr. πιων piōn, πιονος pionos  fat, obese; "Genus XVII.  Pionus*) Wagl.  Maïtaca.  Rostrum subintumidum; nares, lingua et pedes Psittacorum; cauda abbreviata, aequalis, alis magnis fere tecta; caput magnum; corpus breve, crassum.  Sexus colore non variant.  ...  Species: A. Rostro subparvo, compressiusculo: α. crisso rubro: 1. P. menstruus.  —  2. P. Maximiliani.  —  3. P. senilis.  —  4. P. purpureus.  —  5. P. sordidus.   ...   *) Πιων obesus. — Maïtaca audiunt hae aves apud indigenas Brasiliae" (Wagler 1832); "Pionus Wagler, Abh. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 497. Type, by subsequent designation, Psittacus menstruus Linné (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 52)." (Peters 1937, III, 214).
Var. Pionias, Pione.

sordidum / sordidus
L. sordidus  shabby, dirty  < sordere  to be dirty  < sordes, sordis  dirt.
● ex “Sordid Thrush” of Latham 1801 (syn. Artamus cyanopterus).
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  sordidus.  18. P. brachyurus subfuscus, gula cærulea, alis caudaque viridibus, rostro anoque rubris.  Psittacus fuscus. Edw. av. 167. t. 167.  Habitat in Mexico." (Linnaeus 1758) (Pionus).

SUBSPECIES

Red-billed Parrot (antelius)
SCI Name: Pionus sordidus antelius
antelius
Gr. αντηλιος antēlios  facing the sun, eastern  < αντι anti  opposite; ἡλιος hēlios  sun.

Red-billed Parrot (sordidus)
SCI Name: Pionus sordidus sordidus
sordidum / sordidus
L. sordidus  shabby, dirty  < sordere  to be dirty  < sordes, sordis  dirt.
● ex “Sordid Thrush” of Latham 1801 (syn. Artamus cyanopterus).
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  sordidus.  18. P. brachyurus subfuscus, gula cærulea, alis caudaque viridibus, rostro anoque rubris.  Psittacus fuscus. Edw. av. 167. t. 167.  Habitat in Mexico." (Linnaeus 1758) (Pionus).

Red-billed Parrot (ponsi)
SCI Name: Pionus sordidus ponsi
ponsi
Prof. Adolfo Pons Romero (1914-1982) Venezuelan pathologist, microbiologist (subsp. Chlorospingus flavopectus, subsp. Pionus sordidus).

Red-billed Parrot (saturatus)
SCI Name: Pionus sordidus saturatus
saturatum / saturatus
L. saturatus  richly coloured, darker coloured, intensely coloured  < satur, satura  rich, copious  < satis  enough.
● “In my description of this Cuckoo [Cuculus micropterus] ...I considered certain dark ash-coloured specimens to be merely the old birds of the species ...Mr Hodgson, however, thinks differently, having lately forwarded similar examples by the designation C. saturatus” (Blyth 1843) (Cuculus).

Red-billed Parrot (corallinus)
SCI Name: Pionus sordidus corallinus
corallina / corallinus
L. corallinus  coral-red  < Gr. κοραλλιον korallion  coral, red coral.

Red-billed Parrot (mindoensis)
SCI Name: Pionus sordidus mindoensis
mindoensis
Mindo, Pichincha, western Ecuador.