Nasiterna

(syn. Micropsitta Ϯ Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot M. keiensis chloroxantha) L. nassiterna or nasiterna  watering-pot with a large spout or nose  < nasus  nose; "Genus XIX.  Nasiterna Wagl.  Nasentui.  Habitus universalis Psittaculae; rostrum altum, subbreve; maxillae apex supra hunc mandibulae multum porrectus, attenuatus, acutissimus, parum curvatus, incisura profunda, rectangula ad latera tomiorum formatus, culmine distincto, compresso, ad frontem desinente aucta; mandibula majuscula utrinque ante apicem profunde sinuata; ejus apex angulo incisurae illius in maxilla recte oppositus  ...  Species Australiae incola.  Species: 1. N. pygmaea." (Wagler 1832); "Nasiterna Wagler, Mon. Psittac. p. 498, 1832. [Type, by monotypy, Psittacus (Psittacula) pygmeus Quoy and Gaimard, not Psittacus pygmaeus Gmelin = Micropsitta chloroxantha Oberh.]" (Mathews 1927, 319).    Var. Nasyterna.

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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 www.hbw.com on 11 December 2018).