POLYTELIS

(Psittacidae; Ϯ Superb Parrot P. swainsonii) Gr. πολυτελης polutelēs  exquisite  < πολυς polus  much; τελος telos  expense, celebration; "Genus II. Polytelis*) Wagl.  Prachtsittich.  Character generis praecedentis [Palaeornis]; pedes elevati, graciles, tarso tereti.   Genus Australiae proprium. Vitae ratio latet.   Species: 1. P. Barrabandi.   ...   *) Πολυτελης exquisitus.  Avis generis ob pedes altos et graciles genus sequens cum praecedente connectens." (Wagler 1832); "Polytelis Wagler, Abh. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 489. Type, by monotypy, P. barrabandi = Psittacus barrabandi Swainson, not of Kuhl = Psittacus swainsonii Desmarest." (Peters 1937, III, 246).
Var. Polyteles, Polyletes.
Synon. Barrabandius, Northipsitta, Sindelia, Spathopterus.

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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 10 December 2018).