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Genus Polytelis Wagler, 1832

  • Polytelis Wagler, J.G. 1832. Monographia Psittacorum. Abhandlungen K. Bayer Akademie Wissenschaftlichen München 1: 463-750 [published Dec. 1832] [489] [also as incorrect subsequent spelling, Polyteles by Reichenbach, L. 1850. Avium Systema Naturale. Das natürliche System der Vögel mit hundert Tafeln grössentheils Original-Abbildungen der bis jetzt entdeckten fast zwölfhundert typischen Formen. Leipzig : F. Hofmeister viii 36 pp. 100 pls [publication dated 1849-1850 Mathews, G.M. 1925. The Birds of Australia. Supplements 4 & 5. Bibliography of the Birds of Australia Pts 1 & 2. London : H.F. & G. Witherby viii 149 pp. Waterhouse, F.H. 1885. The Dates of Publication of some of the Zoological Works of the late John Gould, F.R.S. London : R.H. Porter xi 59 pp. [Mathews, G.M. 1925. The Birds of Australia. Supplements 4 & 5. Bibliography of the Birds of Australia Pts 1 & 2. London : H.F. & G. Witherby viii 149 pp. Mathews, G.M. 1919. The Birds of Australia. London : Witherby & Co. Vol. 7 pt 5 pp. 385–499 + xii pls 363–370 Appendixes A & B (Appendix B)]] [pl. 82] and by Gould, J. 1863. On a collection of birds from central Australia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1863: 232–233].
    Type species:
     Psittacus barrabandi Swainson, 1821 by monotypy.
  • Barrabandius Bonaparte, C.L. 1850. Conspectus Generum Avium. Tom. I. Lugduni, Batavorum : E.J. Brill 543 pp. [Date published 24 Jun 1850] [2] [published without description but based by reference on to two nominal species, Palaeornis rosaceus Vigors, 1830 and P. melanurus Gould (=Lear, 1832) and available under ICZN Art. 12(b)(5); cited in the synonymy of Barrabandius rosaceus (Vigors, 1830) was the nominal species Psittacus barrabandi Swainson, 1821, establishing the type species of Barrabandius Bonaparte, 1850 under ICZN Art. 68(e)].
    Type species:
     Psittacus barrabandi Swainson, 1821 by original designation.
  • Spathopterus North, A.J. 1895. Preliminary descriptions of a new genus and of five new species of Central Australian birds. Ibis 7 1: 339-342 [339] [not preoccupied as junior homonym of Spathoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835 (Coleoptera) under ICZN Art. 56(b)].
    Type species:
     Polytelis alexandrae Gould, 1863 by original designation.
  • Northipsitta Mathews, G.M. 1912. Substitute-names. Austral Avian Records 1: 127 [127] [nom. nov. for Spathopterus North, 1895, presumed preoccupied by Spathoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835 (Coleoptera)].
  • Sindelia Wells, R.W. & Wellington, R. 1992. A classification of the cockatoos and parrots (Aves: Psittaciformes) of Australia. Sydney Basin Naturalist 1: 107-169 [Zimmer, J.T. 1926. Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library. Field Museum of Natural History Publications, Zoological Series 16: 1–364 (Pt 1, Publ. 239), 365–706 (Pt 2, Publ. 240)] [118] [as subgenus of Polytelis Wagler, 1832].
    Type species:
     Palaeornis anthopeplus Lear, 1831 by original designation.




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


ACT, NSW, NT, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Victorian Midlands (VM) ; NSW, NT, SA, Vic, WA: Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Burt Plain (BRT), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Murchison (MUR), Nullarbor (NUL), Pilbara (PIL), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin
    • Northern Territory: Lake Eyre basin, W plateau
    • South Australia: Murray-Darling basin, W plateau
    • Victoria: Murray-Darling basin
    • Western Australia: NW coastal, SW coastal, W plateau

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
10-Nov-2020 09-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)