GLOSSOPSITTA

(Psittacidae; Ϯ Musk Lorikeet G. concinna) Gr. γλωσσα glōssa  tongue; Mod. L. psitta  parrot  < Gr. ψιττακη psittakē  parrot; "76. GLOSSOPSITTA, Bp. — 308. Australis, Lath. (Concinnus, Shaw) — 309. Pusilla, Shaw. — 310. Porphyrocephalus, Diet." (Bonaparte 1854); "Glossopsitta Bonaparte, Rev. et Mag. Zool. (2), 6, 1854, p. 157. Type, by subsequent designation, Psittacus australis Latham, not of Gmelin = Psittacus concinnus Shaw. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 88)." (Peters 1937, III, 157).  The brush-tipped tongue of the Musk Lorikeet is an adaptation to feeding on nectar and pollen.   
Var. Glossopsittacus, Glossoptilus
Synon. Centrourus, Glossiphus, Parvipsitta.

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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 24 January 2019).