Abyssinian Woodpecker / Chloropicus abyssinicus

Abyssinian Woodpecker / Chloropicus abyssinicus

Abyssinian Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Chloropicus abyssinicus
Protonym:  Picus Abyssinicus Voy.Abyssin.[Salt] App. p.lvi
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  abywoo1
Type Locality:  Ethiopia.
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Publish Year:  1814
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DEFINITIONS

Chloropicus
(Picidae; syn. Dendropicos † Fire-bellied Woodpecker D. pyrrhogaster) Gr. χλωρος khlōros  green; Late Gr. πικος pikos  woodpecker  < L. picus  woodpecker; "1. P. (Chloropicus) PYRRHOGASTER.   ...   2.       P. (Brachypternopicus) RUBROPYGIALIS.  ...  3. P. (Chloropicus) KIRKII.   ...   4. P. (Chloropicus) RUFOVIRIDIS.   ...   5. P. (Chloropicus) XANTHODERUS." (Malherbe 1845); "Chloropicus Malherbe, 1845, Revue Zoologique, VIII, p. 399.  For the benefit of The Key, type here fixed by subsequent designation, Picus (Chloropicus) pyrrhogaster Malherbe, 1845." (JAJ 2021).   
Var. Chloropicos.

abyssinaica / abyssinica / abyssinicus / abyssinus
Mod. L. Abyssinicus Abyssinian, of Abyssinia or Ethiopia (Arabic name Habaš for the area < Geez, the classical language of Ethiopia, used Habaśā for the peoples of the region). In ornithology ‘Abyssinian’ is often still used, since it covers both Eritrea and Ethiopia and cannot be confused with ‘Ethiopian’, a former term for the Afrotropical zoögeographical region.
● ex “Grand Calao d’Abyssinie” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 779, “Calao d’Abyssinie” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Abyssinian Hornbill” of Latham 1781 (Bucorvus).
● ex “Rollier d’Abyssinie” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 626, and “Abyssinian Roller” of Latham 1781 (Coracias).
● ex "Gros bec d'Abyssinie" of de Buffon 1770-1786, and "Abyssinian Grosbeak" of Latham 1783 (subsp. Ploceus cucullatus).
● ex “Waalia Pigeon” of Bruce 1790 (syn. Treron waalia).
● ex “Merle brun d’Abissinie” of Brisson 1760, and “Abyssinian Thrush” of Latham 1783 (Turdus).
● See: habessinicus