Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail / Prioniturus flavicans

Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail / Prioniturus flavicans

Yellow-breasted Racquet-tail

SCI Name:  Prioniturus flavicans
Protonym:  Prioniturus flavicans Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 6 p.373
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yebrat1
Type Locality:  Celebes.
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Publish Year:  1853
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DEFINITIONS

PRIONITURUS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Golden-mantled Racquet-tail P. platurus) Genus Prionites Illiger, 1811, motmot; Gr. ουρα oura  tail; "Genus V.  Prioniturus ***) Wagl.  Momotsittich.   Character generis praecedentis [Nymphicus]; rostrum validum; rectrices duae intermediae ante apicem nudae.   Species Asiae incola.   Vitae ratio ignota.    Species: 1. P. platurus.   ...   ***) Sic dictus ob caudae structuram ut in Prionite Momoto.  Prionites (avis) et ουρα cauda." (Wagler 1832); "Prioniturus Wagler, Abh. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 490. Type, by monotypy, Psittacus platurus Vieillot." (Peters 1937, III, 236).
Synon. Discosurus, Urodiscus.

flavicans
Mod. L. flavicans, flavicantis  becoming yellow, yellowing  < L. flavere  to be golden-yellow   < flavus  golden, yellow.
● ex “Citrin” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 127 (Prinia).
● "96. LOXIA.  ...  flavicans.  10. L. flava, dorso virescente, capite fulvo. Chin. Lagerstr. 17.  Habitat in Asia." (Linnaeus 1758) (unident.).
● ex “Aldrovandus’s second bird of paradise” of Willughby 1676, “Manucodiata secunda Aldrovandi” of Ray 1713, “Apiaster flavicans” of Brisson 1760, “Guêpier à tête jaune et blanche” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Yellow Bee-eater” of Latham 1782 (unident.;?Paradisaea sp.).