Gr. κεντρον kentron  spike; ουρα oura  tail.
● (syn. Glossopsitta Ϯ Musk Lorikeet G. concinnus) "CENTROURUS, Swains.  Psittacus, Lath.  Trichoglossus, V. and H.   C. australis, (Lath.) Swains.  P. concinnus, Shaw's Nat. Misc., pl. 87" (G. Gray 1840).
● (syn. Nestor Ϯ Kaka N. meridionalis) "CENTROURUS, Sw.  Size large. Bill as in Microglossus; but smaller. The under mandible is horizontal and porrect, as in Lorius, with the gonys not curved.  ... Tail rather short, even, or slightly rounded. The feathers broad, but ending abruptly in a lengthened, soft, acuminated point.  The rasorial type.   Australis. Shaw. M. L. p. 87.  ?dasyptilus. Les. Ill. pl. 1" (Swainson 1837).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 December 2018).