(syn. Chalcopsitta Ϯ Brown Lory C. duivenbodei) Perhaps from Gr. μονιας monias solitary; πυρ pur, πυρος puros fire (cf. μωνιη mōniē lightly regarded; ουρα oura tail); "MONIAPURA gen. nov. Type, duivenbodei Dubois 1884 (Chalcopsittacus). ... DUIVENBODE'S LORY (Moniapura duivenbodei) is one of the peculiar Lories, which shows confusion with more than one group. It is of peculiar coloration and form, and cannot be reconciled with Chalcopsitta, where it has been placed, Eos, Pseudeos or Trichoglossus, the related groups near and far. It is larger than any, with the long tail of the last named, but not of the same formation." (Iredale 1956).