(syn. Psilopsiagon Ϯ Grey-hooded Parakeet P. aymara) Gr. αμορος amoros  unlucky  < αμοιρεω amoireō  to have no share in; ψιττακη psittakē  parrot; "BOLBORHYNCHUS BONAPARTE.  As originally proposed in Comptes Rendus, XLIV, 1857, p. 596, this name is a pure nomen nudum, and recent authors have turned to Souancé, Icon. Perroquets, 1857, for the purpose of determining the type species, which has been fixed as Arara aymara D'Orbigny.   ...   Unfortunately for nomenclature, Bonaparte introduced some additional matter in the author's separately paged reprint [Remarques Obs. Blanchard Caractères Psittacides 1857] of this paper, which is, in fact, a combination of two papers from the Comptes Rendus and has priority over Souancé's work. Here we find (p. 6) Bolborhynchus as a valid name, with two ostensible species, Myiopsitta tigrina Souancé, and Myiopsitta catharina Bonaparte, both now synonymized under Bolborhynchus lineola (Cassin). I accordingly designate Myiopsitta catharina Bonaparte (= Psittacula lineola Cassin) as type, since M. tigrina, said to be from Venezuela, may prove to be different. It follows that Grammopsittaca Ridgway is a pure synonym of Bolborhynchus, and that aymara is without a genus. For this species I propose the generic term Amoropsittaca § (type, Arara aymara D'Orbigny).   ...   § αμορος, unlucky; ψιττακη, a parrot." (Richmond 1915).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).