African Piculet / Verreauxia africana

African Piculet / Verreauxia africana

African Piculet

SCI Name:  Verreauxia africana
Protonym:  Sasia africana Rev.Mag.Zool. (2), 7 p.217
Taxonomy:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  afrpic1
Type Locality:  Gaboon.
Publish Year:  1855
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; Ϯ African Piculet V. africana) Jean Baptiste Édouard Verreaux (1810-1868) and Jules Pierre Verreaux (1807-1873) French natural history dealers; "Neu ist ferner und sehr interessant: Sasia africana J. Verr. Rev. et Mag. p. 217. Gabon. (Typus meines Genus Verreauxia)" (Hartlaub 1856).
Synon. Blacops, Blax, Nannopipo.

L. Africanus  African  < Africa   Africa (in antiquity a name originally restricted to the territory of Carthage, later extended to include most of North Africa, then, in modern times, to the whole of that vast continent).
● Egypt; ex “Sarcelle d’Égypte” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 1000, and “African Teal” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aythya nyroca).
● Cape of Good Hope; ex “Cape Curlew” of Latham 1785 (syn. Calidris ferruginea).
● Cape of Good Hope; ex “Choucou” of Levaillant 1799, pl. 38 < French chouette  owl; coucou  cuckoo (unident.;?syn. Ciccaba woodfordii).
● Cape of Good Hope; ex “Becassine du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 270 (syn. Rostratula benghalensis).
● Cape of Good Hope; ex “African Tern” of Latham 1785 (syn. Thalasseus sandvicensis).
● Malimbe and Cape of Good Hope; ex “Huppe d’Afrique” of Audebert & Vieillot 1800 (subsp. Upupa epops).
● Cape of Good Hope; ex “Curruca naevia capitis bonae spei” of Brisson 1760, “Fauvette tachetée du cap de Bonne Espérance” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “African Warbler” of Latham 1783 (unident.).