(syn. Psittaculirostris Ϯ Edwards's Fig Parrot P. edwardsii) Gr. κρυος kruos, κρυεος krueos  frost (alluding to the appearance of the facial feathers); Mod. L. psitta  parrot  < Gr. ψιττακη psittakē  parrot; "A series of birds classed in Cyclopsittacus have the cere feathered: in addition they are larger birds with projecting bills of narrower contour, the under-mandible with the face multi-ridged.  ...  As a secondary adjunct, in some cases they have developed a facial ornament of long feathers on the cheeks and ear-coverts. This group is as well marked as any genus of Parrots, and I consider it of much better value than, say, Eutelipsitta or Charmosynopsis. I therefore provide for it the new genus-name CRUOPSITTA, and name Cyclopsittacus edwardsii Oustalet as type" (Mathews 1916).

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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 on 13 December 2018).