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Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências

Print version ISSN 0001-3765On-line version ISSN 1678-2690

Abstract

SMITH, PAUL. The identity of the mysterious “Azara’s Parakeet” Sittace flaviventris Wagler, 1832. An. Acad. Bras. Ciênc. [online]. 2018, vol.90, n.3, pp.2851-2853.  Epub June 25, 2018. ISSN 0001-3765.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765201820170881.

Sittace flaviventris Wagler, 1832 was the name given to Azara’s No. 276 “Maracaná cabeza y encuentro roxos”, but since then the identity of the species has remained a mystery. Based on a tail-less domestic individual, it has most often been attributed to an aberrant Aratinga parakeet, and is currently considered a doubtful taxon. In this note the identity of “Azara’s Parakeet” is confirmed as Red-spectacled Amazon Amazona pretrei (Temminck, 1830), a species that still occurs today in the region from where Azara described it. Sittace flaviventris is thus a junior synonym of Amazona pretrei.

Keywords : Amazona pretrei; Félix de Azara; Psittacara leucophthalmus; Red-spectacled Amazon; synonym.

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