Rüppell’s Parrot / Poicephalus rueppellii

Rüppell\'s Parrot / Poicephalus rueppellii

Rüppell's Parrot

SCI Name:  Poicephalus rueppellii
Protonym:  Psittacus Rüppellii Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1848) (1848), Pt16 no.188 p.125 pl.5
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ruepar1
Type Locality:  Nunez River, French Guinea, error = Damaraland.
Publish Year:  1849
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Senegal Parrot P. senegalus) Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dusky; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head; "POICEPHALUS, Sw.  Wings very long, reaching to the end of the tail; the first quill scarcely shorter than the second; the inner web of the first three primaries suddenly narrowed beyond the middle, and then obliquely truncated at the tip. Tail very short, even; the feathers broad, truncate, but the shafts prolonged into mucronate points.  Tropics of the Old World only; representing Palæornis.   Senegalensis. Le Vail. pl. 116.  Geoffroyi. Ib. 112.  melanocephalus. Ib. 133.  pileatus. Ib. 133.  Barrabandi. Ib. 134.  aureus. Le Vaill. pl. 138.  Swinderianus. Lear. Psitt. pl. 42.  torquata. Ib. 40.  taranta. Ib. 39." (Swainson 1837); "Poicephalus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 301. Type, by subsequent designation, P. senegalensis (L.) Swainson = Psittacus senegalus Linné (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 52)." (Peters 1937, III, 224).
Var. Paeocephalus, Phaeocephalus, Piocephalus, Poeocephalus (Gr. ποια poia grass), Poiecephalus, Poiocephalus (Gr. πολιος polios  grey).
Synon. Eupsittacus, Micropsittacus, Notopsittacus.

Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dusky; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.

rueppelii / rueppelli / rueppellii
Wilhelm Peter Eduard Simon Rüppell (1794-1884) German zoologist, explorer in north-east Africa and the Middle East (syn. Accipiter badius sphenurus, syn. Ardea alba melanorhyncha, syn. Galerida theklae praetermissaGyps, Heterotetrax, syn. Leptoptilos crumeniferus, subsp. Onychognathus morio, syn. Plectropterus gambensis, syn. Plocepasser superciliosus, Poicephalus, syn. Prinia buchanani, syn. Pternistis clappertoni, syn. Tachymarptis aequatorialis, syn. Xiphidiopicus percussus).