Charminetta

(syn. Charmosyna Ϯ Pygmy Lorikeet C. wilhelminae) Dim. < genus Charmosyna Wagler, 1832, lorikeet; "CHARMINETTA gen. nov.  Type, wilhelminae Meyer 1874 (Trichoglossus).  ...  WILHELMINA'S LORIKEET (Charminetta wilhelminae) has been called by one who saw it alive "this exquisite mite."  ... Recalling in its colour pattern and coloration the comparatively huge Charmosyna, the minute size necessitates the introduction of the name Charminetta, with wilhelminae as type, and the name may be used subgenerically by those who prefer it" (Iredale 1956).

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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).