Yellow-faced Parrot / Alipiopsitta xanthops

Yellow-faced Parrot / Alipiopsitta xanthops

Yellow-faced Parrot

SCI Name:  Alipiopsitta xanthops
Protonym:  Psittacus xanthops Av.Sp.Nov.Brasil. 1 p.39 pl.26
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yefpar5
Type Locality:  Interior of Minas Geraes.
Publish Year:  1824
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Yellow-faced Amazon A. xanthops) Portmanteau of first name Alípio (after Prof. Alípio de Miranda-Ribeiro (1874-1939) Brazilian zoologist) and Gr. ψιττακη psittakē  parrot; "Miranda-Ribeiro  ...  described the monotypic genus Salvatoria to distinguish the Yellow-faced Parrot  ...  from the "true" Amazon parrots  ...  However, this name is preoccupied by Salvatoria McIntosh, 1885, a genus of exogonin syllid polychaetes  ...  For lack of an available and potentially valid synonym, we propose to replace Salvatoria Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920 by the name: Alipiopsitta" (Caparroz & Pacheco 2006).
Synon. Salvatoria.

Gr. ξανθος xanthos  yellow; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  face, eye.