African Gray Woodpecker / Chloropicus goertae

African Gray Woodpecker / Chloropicus goertae

African Gray Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Chloropicus goertae
Protonym:  Picus Goertae Natursyst.Suppl. Suppl. p.91
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grywoo1
Type Locality:  Senegal.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1776
IUCN Status:  

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.

goertae / goertan
“Ce pic, appelé au Sénégal goërtan” (de Buffon 1770-1783).
● ex “Goërtan du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 320 (Dendropicos).
● ex “Goërtan” or “Pic vert du Sénégal” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Goërtan du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 320, and “Crimson-rumped Woodpecker” of Latham 1782 (syn. Dendropicos goertae).

SUBSPECIES

African Gray Woodpecker (Gray)
SCI Name: Chloropicus goertae [goertae Group]
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.

African Gray Woodpecker (Sahel)
SCI Name: Chloropicus goertae koenigi
koenigi
● Prof. Alexander Ferdinand Koenig (1858-1940) German zoologist, collector, sponsor of collecting expeditions, founder of Mus. Alexander Koenig, Bonn 1934 (subsp. Alectoris barbara, syn. Apus affinis galilejensis, subsp. Dendropicos goertae, syn. Fringilla coelebs africana, syn. Garrulus glandarius cervicalis, subsp. Lanius excubitor, syn. Oenanthe lugens halophila, syn. Picus vaillantii, subsp. Psittacara acuticaudatus, subsp. Sylvia atricapilla, subsp. Troglodytes troglodytes).
● Prof. Dr Claus König (b. 1931) German ornithologist (subsp. Sicalis pelzelni).