EOS

(Psittacidae; Ϯ Red-and-blue Lory E. histrio) L. Eos  East, Orient  < Gr. εως eōs or ηως ēōs  eastern, oriental; reflecting an elegy by Ovid (Amores,VI, c. 15 BC) lamenting the death of the parrot he had given to Corinna, his mistress: "Psittacus, Eois imitatrix ales ab Indis, occidit" ("The parrot, oriental wingèd mimic from India, is dead"). The shades of an early Monty Python sketch!; "Genus XI.  Eos *) Wagl. Lori.  Rostrum, lingua et pedes Trichoglossorum; cauda elongata, apice conico-acuminata, latiuscula; color praedominans ruber, rarius viridis.  Asiae et Australiae incolae.  Vitae ratio ignota.   Species: α. Ptilosi rubra:  1. E. indica. — 2. E. rubra. — 3. E. guebiensis. — 4. E. cochinchinensis. — 5. E. variegata. — ? E. Isidorii. — β. Ptilosi viridi: 6. E. cervicalis. — 7. E. ornata.  ...   **)[sic] Psittacus, Eois imitatrix, Ovid." (Wagler 1832); "Eos Wagler, Abh. k. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 494. Type, by subsequent designation, E. indica (Gm.) = Psittacus histrio P. L. S. Müller (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 52)." (Peters 1937, III, 145).

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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 www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).