White-eyed Parakeet / Psittacara leucophthalmus

White-eyed Parakeet / Psittacara leucophthalmus

White-eyed Parakeet

SCI Name:  Psittacara leucophthalmus
Protonym:  Psittacus leucophthalmus Natursyst.Suppl. Suppl. p.75
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whepar2
Type Locality:  Guiana.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1776
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PSITTACARA
(Psittacidae; Ϯ White-eyed Parakeet P. leucophthalmus) Portmanteau of genera Psittacula Cuvier, 1800, parakeet, and Ara de Lacépède, 1799, macaw; "These birds, although their cheeks are covered with feathers and they are thus brought within the circle of the Parrakeets, have yet the bill of the Maccaws  ... From their osculant situation between the two groups, thus strikingly apparent, the species that exhibit these characters have received the familiar name of Parrakeet-Maccaws in our language, and of Perruche-Aras among the French Ornithologists. Like the true Maccaws they are exclusively natives of the New World. Two species, lately added to our collections in this country, and which appear to me to be new to science, afford me an opportunity of characterizing this interesting group, which from its intermediate station between the two subfamilies, and with a reference to the trivial name already bestowed upon it, I shall denominate PSITTACARA.  ...  The Psittacus Guianensis of Linnaeus, the Perruche-Ara Pavouane of M. Le Vaillant [Pl. 14. 15] may be selected as the type of this genus" (Vigors 1825).
Var. Psittacaria, Psittacarus.
Synon. Evopsitta, Maracana, Protoconurus, Thectocercus.

leucophtalmos / leucophthalma / leucophthalmos / leucophthalmum / leucophthalmus
Gr. λευκος leukos  white; οφθαλμος ophthalmos eye (cf. λευκοφθαλμος leukophthalmos  white-eye, type of gem). 

SUBSPECIES

White-eyed Parakeet (nicefori)
SCI Name: Psittacara leucophthalmus nicefori
nicefori / niceforoi
Br. Nicéforo María (born Antoine Rouhaire) (1888-1980) French missionary to Colombia 1908-1980, zoologist, collector (‡Anas, subsp. Muscisaxicola maculirostris, syn. Psittacara leucophthalmus callogenys, Thryophilus).

White-eyed Parakeet (callogenys)
SCI Name: Psittacara leucophthalmus callogenys
callogenys
Gr. καλλος kallos  beauty  < καλος kalos  beautiful; γενυς genus, γενυος genuos  jaw, cheek, chin.

White-eyed Parakeet (leucophthalmus)
SCI Name: Psittacara leucophthalmus leucophthalmus
leucophtalmos / leucophthalma / leucophthalmos / leucophthalmum / leucophthalmus
Gr. λευκος leukos  white; οφθαλμος ophthalmos eye (cf. λευκοφθαλμος leukophthalmos  white-eye, type of gem).