TRICHOGLOSSUS

(Psittacidae; Ϯ Coconut Lorikeet T. haematodus) Gr. θριξ thrix, τριχος trikhos  hair; γλωσσα glōssa  tongue; "GENUS CCXVII.— TRICHOGLOSSUS, Vigors.   Rostrum subcrassum, mandibula superior arcuata, inferior subelongata.  Lingua apice setosa.  Alæ mediocres.  Pedes breves; tarsi mediocres.  Cauda subbrevis.    THE Trichoglossi appear to belong to the old world, New Holland, and the Pacific Islands.    Sp. 1. Tr. hæmatopus.  Psittacus hæmatopus. Gmel. Syst. Nat. I. p. 357.— Psittacus cyanogaster. Shaw, v. viii. p. 413.— Molucca Islands.    Sp. 2. Tr. capistratus.  Psittacus capistratus. Beckst.— Psittacus hæmatodes. Shaw, v. viii. p. 415.—Amboyna?    Sp. 3. Tr. concinnus.  Psittacus concinnus. Shaw, Nat. Misc.—New Holland.    Sp. 4. Tr. pusillus.  Psittacus pusillus. Shaw, v. viii. p. 471.—New Holland.    Sp. 5. Tr? Taitianus.  Psittacus Porphyrio. Shaw, v. viii. p. 473. pl. 70.—Otaheite.    Sp. 6. Tr? australis.  ...  Psittacus australis. Nova Act. Acad. Nat. Cur. (Kuhl.) v. x. p. 48. INHABITS New Holland.  ...  Sp. 7. Tr? chlorolepidotus.  ...  Psittacus chlorolepidotus. Nova Act. Acad. Cur. (Kuhl.) v. x. p. 48. INHABITS New Holland." (Stephens 1826); “Genus, TRICHOGLOSSUS *.  ...  Lingua setis plurimis marginalibus ad apicem subtus instructa.  ...  a decided ground of distinction is exhibited in the formation of the tongue. The under part of this member is furnished at the apex with numerous strong hairs or bristles, of a brush-like structure; and which seem to serve the bird for the purpose of suction.  ...  *Θριξ seta, and γλωσσα lingua” (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Trichoglossus Stephens, in Shaw's Gen. Zool. vol. xiv. p. 129, 1826 (late), ex Vigors & Horsfield, Zool. Journ. vol. ii. p. 281, July 1825, nude name. Type (by subsequent designation, Lesson, Man. d'Orn. vol. ii. p. 147, 1828: T. hæmatodus = T. hæmatopus Steph. = Psittacus moluccanus Gmelin." (Mathews 1927, 292); "Trichoglossus Vigors and Horsfield, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, pt. 1, 1827 (1826), p. 287. Type, by subsequent designation, Psittacus haematodus Linné = Psittacus haematod Linné (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 51)." (Peters 1937, III, 147); "TRICHOGLOSSUS Stephens, 1826  M — Psittacus haematodus Linnaeus, 1771; type by subsequent designation (Lesson, 1828, Manuel d'Ornithologie, 2, p. 147)." (Dickinson & Remsen (eds.) 2013, 382).   
Var. TricoglossusTrichoglossa.   
Synon. Australasia, Eutelipsitta, Oenopsittacus.

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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).