Rock Parrot / Neophema petrophila

Rock Parrot / Neophema petrophila

Rock Parrot

SCI Name:  Neophema petrophila
Protonym:  Euphema petrophila Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1840) (1840), Pt8 no.94 p.148
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  rocpar1
Type Locality:  Western Australia.
Publish Year:  1841
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Turquoise Parrot N. pulchella) Gr. νεος neos  new; φημη phēmē  fame, legend  < φημι phēmi  to say (cf. genus Euphema  Wagler, 1832, parakeet); "49. Neophema, Salvad.   ...   49. NEOPHEMA.   Nanodes, part., Vig. & Horsf. Trans. Linn. Soc. xv. p. 274 (1826).   Nanodes, Sw. (nec V. & H.) Zool. Ill. 2nd ser. i. pt. 5, n. 21 (1829) . . . .Type N. pulchella.   Lathamus, part., Less. Tr. d'Orn. p. 205 (1831).   Euphema, part., Wagl. Mon. Psitt. p. 492 (1832).   Euphemia, Schleg. Dierent. p. 75 (1864).   Neophema, Salvad. MS . . . .Type N. pulchella.   Range. Southern Australia and Tasmania." (Salvadori 1891).
Synon. Nanodes, Neonanodes.

petrophila / petrophilus
Gr. πετρα petra  rock; φιλος philos  loving  < φιλεω phileō  to love  < φιλος philos  lover.

(syn. Monticola Ϯ Blue-capped Rock Thrush M. cinclorhynchus) Gr. πετρα petra  rock; φιλος philos  lover; "Petrophila, Sw.   Bill thrush-like: the culmen and tip of the upper mandible gradually bent, and entire. Wings and tail as in the last [Petrocincla]. Legs pale: the anterior scales entire. Lateral toes unequal; the inner shortest. Claws moderate, and fully curved.    P. cyanocephala. Gould's Century, pl. 19." (Swainson 1837); "Petrophila Swainson, 1837, Class. Birds, 2, p. 232. Type, by monotypy, [P. cyanocephala Gould =] Petrocincla cinclorhynchus Vigors." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 135).