Senegal Parrot / Poicephalus senegalus

Senegal Parrot / Poicephalus senegalus

Senegal Parrot

SCI Name:  Poicephalus senegalus
Protonym:  Psittacus Senegalus Syst.Nat.ed.12 ed.12 p.149
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  senpar
Type Locality:  Senegal.
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Publish Year:  1766
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DEFINITIONS

POICEPHALUS
(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.

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

senegalus
Senegal.

Senegalus
(syn. Estrilda Ϯ Common Waxbill E. astrild) French name “Sénégali” for the small waxbills; "LE SÉNÉGALI ROUGE.  ...  SENEGALUS RUBER.  ...  Habitat in Senegalensi regione  ...  LE SÉNÉGALI RAYÉ.  ...  SENEGALUS STRIATUS.  ...  Habitat in Senegalensi regione & Capite Bonæ Spei" (Brisson 1760); "SUR le genre de nidification du petit oiseau de l'île Maurice appelé l'ASTRILD (Loxia astrild, Lin.), Senegalus striatus, Brisson  ...  3º tous ces jolis petits granivores connus et désignés anciennement par les noms de Senegalis et Bengalis" (de Lafresnaye 1852).

SUBSPECIES

Senegal Parrot (senegalus)
SCI Name: Poicephalus senegalus senegalus
senegalus
Senegal.

Senegal Parrot (versteri)
SCI Name: Poicephalus senegalus versteri
versteri
Florentius Abraham Verster van Wulverhorst (1826-1923) Dutch zoologist, Administrator of Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden 1860-1920 (Melanocharis, subsp. Poicephalus senegalus).