Alta Floresta Antpitta / Hylopezus whittakeri

Alta Floresta Antpitta / Hylopezus whittakeri

Alta Floresta Antpitta

SCI Name:  Hylopezus whittakeri
Protonym:  Hylopezus whittakeri Auk 129(2) 338-351
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Grallariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  alfant1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  2012
IUCN Status:  


(Grallariidae; Streak-chested Antpitta H. perspicillatus) Gr ὑλη hulē  woodland, forest; πεζος pezos  walking  < πατεω pateō  to walk; "Hylopezus gen. nov. ... Related to Grallaria Vieillot but nasal fossæ longer and narrower ... nostrils more linear and separated from frontal feathering by naked integument; much weaker and more slender (nearly terete) bill, etc.  Type.- Grallaria perspicillata Lawrence.  ('Yλη, a wood, forest; πεζος, walking.)" (Ridgway 1909); "Hylopezus RIDGWAY, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 21, 1909, p. 71 (type [by original designation] Grallaria perspicillata LAWRENCE)." (Hellmayr, 1924, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. III, 334).
Var. Hylopezas.

Andrew Whittaker (b. 1960) English ornithologist resident in Brazil, ringer, conservationist, authority on Amazonian birds, tour leader (subsp. Hylopezus macularius).