(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).

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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 on 23 January 2019).