Red-masked Parakeet / Psittacara erythrogenys

Red-masked Parakeet / Psittacara erythrogenys

Red-masked Parakeet

SCI Name:  Psittacara erythrogenys
Protonym:  Psittacara (psittacus) Erythrogenys EchoMondeSav.(2), 11 no.34 col.486,487
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rempar
Type Locality:  Guayaquil.
Publish Year:  1844
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ White-eyed Parakeet P. leucophthalmus) Portmanteau of genera Psittacula Cuvier, 1800, parakeet, and Ara de Lacépède, 1799, macaw; "These birds, although their cheeks are covered with feathers and they are thus brought within the circle of the Parrakeets, have yet the bill of the Maccaws  ... From their osculant situation between the two groups, thus strikingly apparent, the species that exhibit these characters have received the familiar name of Parrakeet-Maccaws in our language, and of Perruche-Aras among the French Ornithologists. Like the true Maccaws they are exclusively natives of the New World. Two species, lately added to our collections in this country, and which appear to me to be new to science, afford me an opportunity of characterizing this interesting group, which from its intermediate station between the two subfamilies, and with a reference to the trivial name already bestowed upon it, I shall denominate PSITTACARA.  ...  The Psittacus Guianensis of Linnaeus, the Perruche-Ara Pavouane of M. Le Vaillant [Pl. 14. 15] may be selected as the type of this genus" (Vigors 1825).
Var. Psittacaria, Psittacarus.
Synon. Evopsitta, Maracana, Protoconurus, Thectocercus.

(Timaliidae Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler E. erythrogenys) Specific name Pomatorhinus erythrogenys Vigors, 1832. "Erythrogenys "Hodgs." = Baker, 1930, Fauna Brit. India, Birds, ed. 2, 7, p. 39. Type, by original designation and tautonymy, "E[rythrogenys]. gouldii = P[omatorhinus]. erythrogenys Vigors." Not Erythrogenys Brandt, 1841, nomen emendatum for Erythrogonys Gould, 1838." (Deignan 1964 in Peters, X, p. 266); "Baker (1930) coined this name by accident, citing Hodgson, 1836 but Hodgson had in fact used Erythrogonys, which was preoccupied.  Baker's name is not preoccupied by Erythrogenys von Brandt as that was a nomen emendatum and has no standing." (Dickinson and Christidis (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2014, 2 (Passerines), p. 528).
Synon. Megapomatorhinus, Orthorhinus.
• see  Erythrogonys.

Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; γενυς genus, γενυος genuos  cheek.