PAROTIA

(Paradisaeidae; Ϯ Western Parotia P. sefilata) Gr. παρωτις parōtis  curl of hair by the ear  < παρ par  near; ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear. From behind the eyes of the male Western Parotia or Six-wired Bird of Paradise spring racquet-tipped head-wires; "Le sifilet. (Paradisea aurea)Noir, sans filets au croupion, mais trois longs partant de chaque oreille, terminés par un disque verd doré." (Cuvier 1798); "86. SIFILET, Parotia.  Paradisea, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec garni de plumes courtes jusqu'au-delà du milieu, grêle, comprimé latéralement, tendu, échancré et fléchi à la pointe. — Plumes hypochondriales, longues, larges, décomposées.   Esp. Sifilet, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Parotia Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 35. Type, by monotypy, "Sifilet, Buff." = P. sefilata Pennant." (Mayr in Peters 1962, XV, 194). Cracraft1992, considered that Parotia consisted of ten well-differentiated species.
Var. Parotica (παρ par  near; ωτικος ōtikos  of the ear), Parolia.
Synon. Otostylis.

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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 23 January 2019).