Cyclopsitta

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Cyclopsitta
Cyclopsitta diophthalma -Birdworld Kuranda, Queensland, Australia -male-8a.jpg
Double-eyed fig parrot
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Tribe: Cyclopsitticini
Genus: Cyclopsitta
L. Reichenbach, 1850

Cyclopsitta is a genus of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It contains two species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii qtl2.jpg Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii Orange-breasted fig parrot New Guinea and western nearby islands
Cyclopsitta diophthalma -Birdworld Kuranda, Queensland, Australia -male-8a.jpg Cyclopsitta diophthalma Double-eyed fig parrot Australia

The genus name Cyclopsitta is a combination of the Greek name of the mythical Cyclops (a race of one-eyed Sicilian giants, whose name is a combination of the Greek word kuklos, meaning "circle" and ōps, meaning "eye"), and the modern Latin psitta, meaning "parrot".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Cyclopsitta". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.