(syn. Aprosmictus Ϯ Red-winged Parrot A. erythropterus) Gr. πτιστης ptistēs  winnower  < πτισσω ptissō  to winnow; "Genus PTISTES, Gould.  The birds for which I propose the above generic appellation are, in my opinion, sufficiently different in form and colouring to warrant their being separated from Aprosmictus, and formed into a new genus.  ...  They have a very laboured flight, consequent on the great size of their wings, which has suggested the generic name of Ptistes, i. e. winnower.    Sp. 410.  PTISTES ERYTHROPTERUS.  RED-WINGED LORY.  Psittacus erythropterus, Gmel. Syst., vol. i. p. 343." (Gould 1865).

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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 on 15 December 2018).