Tui Parakeet / Brotogeris sanctithomae

Tui Parakeet / Brotogeris sanctithomae

Tui Parakeet

SCI Name:  Brotogeris sanctithomae
Protonym:  Psittacus St. Thoma Natursyst.Suppl. Suppl. p.81
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tuipar1
Type Locality:  Island of St. Thomas, ex Buffon, i.e. Daubenton, PI. enlum. pi. 456, f. 1, ''Brazilian Amazons'' substituted by Hellmayr, Nov. Zool., 14, 1907, p. 88.
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Publish Year:  1776
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

BROTOGERIS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Grey-cheeked Parakeet B. pyrrhoptera) Gr. βροτογηρυς brotogērus  with human voice  < βροτος brotos  man; γηρυς gērus  voice. This epithet of the parrot was first mentioned by Crinagoras (1st cent. AD). "Brotogeris. ‡  ...  ‡ BROTOGERIS.  Rostrum attenuatum compressum: mandibula inferiore elongata vix emarginata. Alæ mediocres: remigibus tribus primis fere æqualibus. Pedes mediocres. Cauda subelongata, gradata.  Typus genericus. Ps. pyrrhopterus. Lath." (Vigors 1825); "Brotogeris Vigors, Zool. Journ., 2, 1825, p. 400.  Type, by original designation, Psittacus pyrrhopterus Latham." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 205).
Var. BratogerisBrotogerys.
Synon. Caica, Psittacula, Psittovius, Sittace, Tirica.

sanctithomae
Late L. sanctus  saint  < L. sanctus  holy  < sancire  to consecrate; Thomas Thomas.
● Erroneous TL. Island of St Thomas (= Brazilian Amazons); ex “Petite Perruche de l’île Saint-Thomas” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 456, fig. 1 (Brotogeris).
● St Thomas, Virgin Is., West Indies (subsp. Coereba flaveola).
● Erroneous TL. São Thomé I. (West Africa) (= Santo Tomás, Guatemala) (Dendrocolaptes).
● São Tomé; "Sycobius St-Thomæ, nob.  ...  Hab. l'île St-Thomé" (Hartlaub 1848) (Ploceus).
● São Tomé; ex “Wild pigeon from S. Thomas island” of Ray 1713, “Columba viridis insulae S. Thomae” of Brisson 1760, “Pigeon vert de l’Île de Saint-Thomas” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “S. Thomas’s Pigeon” of Latham 1781 (Treron).

SUBSPECIES

Tui Parakeet (sanctithomae)
SCI Name: Brotogeris sanctithomae sanctithomae
sanctithomae
Late L. sanctus  saint  < L. sanctus  holy  < sancire  to consecrate; Thomas Thomas.
● Erroneous TL. Island of St Thomas (= Brazilian Amazons); ex “Petite Perruche de l’île Saint-Thomas” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 456, fig. 1 (Brotogeris).
● St Thomas, Virgin Is., West Indies (subsp. Coereba flaveola).
● Erroneous TL. São Thomé I. (West Africa) (= Santo Tomás, Guatemala) (Dendrocolaptes).
● São Tomé; "Sycobius St-Thomæ, nob.  ...  Hab. l'île St-Thomé" (Hartlaub 1848) (Ploceus).
● São Tomé; ex “Wild pigeon from S. Thomas island” of Ray 1713, “Columba viridis insulae S. Thomae” of Brisson 1760, “Pigeon vert de l’Île de Saint-Thomas” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “S. Thomas’s Pigeon” of Latham 1781 (Treron).

Tui Parakeet (takatsukasae)
SCI Name: Brotogeris sanctithomae takatsukasae
takatsukasae / takatsukasai
Nobusuke Prince Takatsukasa (1888–1959) Japanese statesman, ornithologist, collector (subsp. Brotogeris sanctithomae, syn. Centropus bengalensis lignator, Metabolus, syn. Periparus ater insularis, subsp. Phasianus colchicus, subsp. Picus awokera, subsp. Sitta europaea, subsp. Zosterops semperi).