(syn. Cyclopsitta Ϯ Coxen's Fig Parrot C. coxeni) L. manus  hand; Mod. L. psitta  parrot  < Gr. ψιττακη psittakē  parrot; "Manopsitta, nom. nov., for Opopsitta Sclater 1860: used in error for Cyclopsitta Auct.  Type, Cyclopsitta coxeni Gould." (Mathews 1913). The name is perhaps a lapsus for Nanopsitta (from Gr. νανος nanos  dwarf).

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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 10 December 2018).