Tepui Parrotlet / Nannopsittaca panychlora

Tepui Parrotlet / Nannopsittaca panychlora

Tepui Parrotlet

SCI Name:  Nannopsittaca panychlora
Protonym:  Brotogerys panychlorus Ibis p.211 pl.9 fig.1
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  teppar1
Type Locality:  Mount Roraima, British Guiana.
Publish Year:  1883
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Tepui Parakeet N. panychlora) Gr. ναννος nannos  dwarf; ψιττακη psittake  parrot; "Nannopsittaca gen. nov.  Type, Brotogerys panychlorus Salvin and Godman.  Differing from Urochroma Bonaparte in having the bill much more slender, the deoth of maxilla at base equal to much less than half the length (chord) of culmen, the latter less strongly decurved; tarsus as long as outer front toe without claw; tenth (outermost) primary with inner web emarginated near tip; orbital region mostly feathered; rectrices wholly green, and size smaller (wing less than 95 mm.).  The type species of this genus has hitherto been referred either to Brotogerys or Bolborhynchus, but evidently it is far more closely allied to Urochroma, from which, however, it is very distinct generically.  (Nαννος, dwarf; ψιττακη, a parrot.)" (Ridgway 1912).

panychlora / panychloras / panychlorus
Gr. πανυ panu  perfectly, exceedingly  < πας pas, παν pan  all; χλωρος khlōros  green.

(syn. Chlorostilbon Ϯ Green-tailed Emerald C. alice) Gr. πανυ panu perfectly, exceedingly  < πας pas, παν pan  all; χλωρος khlōros  green; "Gen. PANYCHLORA **) Nob. — Smaragditis pt. Rchb. 1854.  Chlorostilbon Bp. 1854 (nec Gould 1853).   109.  1. P. euchloris Nob.  Smaragditis euchloris Rchb. Aufz. Colibr. p. 7.   ...   110.  2. P. aurata Nov. sp.   ...   111.  3. P. Poortmanni Nob.  Ornismya Poortmanni Bourc. R. Z. 1843. p. 2.  ...  **) Von πανυ (gar sehr) und χλωρος (grün). — Wir zählen hierher alle die kleinen grünschwänzigen von Reichenbach mit Polytmus Theresiae unter der Benennung Smaragditis vereinigten Arten, also auch u. a. noch:   4. P. maculicollis.   ...   5. P. Mariae.   ...   6. P. Aliciae.   ...   7. P. stenura nov. sp." (Cabanis & Heine 1860).    Var. Panichlora.