Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet / Touit purpuratus

Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet / Touit purpuratus

Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet

SCI Name:  Touit purpuratus
Protonym:  Psittacus purpuratus Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.350
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sarpar2
Type Locality:  Cayenne.
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Publish Year:  1788
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

TOUIT
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet T. huetii) Tupí name Tuí eté  really little parrot, for the parrotlets (“Tuiete” of Marcgrave 1648); "1508.  TOUIT, Less. 1831.  Pyrrhulopsis, Pr. B. 1854, nec Reichenb. 1849.  (Psittacus Hueti, Temm.)" (G. Gray 1855).
Synon. Euchroura, Pyrrhulopsis, Urochroma.

purpurata / purpuratus
L. purpuratus  clad in purple  < purpura  purple  < Gr. πορφυρα porphura  purple.
● ex “Ardea purpurascens” of Brisson 1760, “Héron pourpre” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Purple Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Ardea purpurea).
● ex “Purple-crowned Pigeon” of Latham 1783 (Ptilinopus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche noir à gorge pourpre de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 381 (Querula).
● ex “Purple-tailed Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (Touit).
● ex “Purple-crowned Honey-sucker” of Pennant 1773, and “Purple-crowned Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (unident.).

SUBSPECIES

Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet (viridiceps)
SCI Name: Touit purpuratus viridiceps
viridiceps
L. viridis  green  < virere  to be green; -ceps  -crowned  < caput, capitis  head.

Sapphire-rumped Parrotlet (purpuratus)
SCI Name: Touit purpuratus purpuratus
purpurata / purpuratus
L. purpuratus  clad in purple  < purpura  purple  < Gr. πορφυρα porphura  purple.
● ex “Ardea purpurascens” of Brisson 1760, “Héron pourpre” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Purple Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Ardea purpurea).
● ex “Purple-crowned Pigeon” of Latham 1783 (Ptilinopus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche noir à gorge pourpre de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 381 (Querula).
● ex “Purple-tailed Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (Touit).
● ex “Purple-crowned Honey-sucker” of Pennant 1773, and “Purple-crowned Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (unident.).