Amazonian Scrub-Flycatcher / Sublegatus obscurior

Amazonian Scrub-Flycatcher / Sublegatus obscurior

Amazonian Scrub-Flycatcher

SCI Name:  Sublegatus obscurior
Protonym:  Sublegatus glaber obscurior Proc.Biol.Soc.Wash. 33 p.72
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  amsfly1
Type Locality:  Cayenne, French Guiana.
Publish Year:  1920
IUCN Status:  


(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Northern Scrub Flycatcher S. arenarum glaber) L. sub  near to; genus Legatus Sclater, 1859, piratic flycatcher; “76. SUBLEGATUS GLABER, sp. et gen. nov.  (Pl. XIII. fig. 2.)  Apparently the adult of the bird numbered 1340a in Sclater's 'American Catalogue.' It is not quite a Legatus, and in some aspects comes nearer to Elainea; but we are not able to refer it satisfactorily to any other genus. We propose, therefore, to give it a new name, with the following characters:—  SUBLEGATUS, gen. nov.  Habitus generalis Elaineæ, sed narium aperturis seorsum versis, rotundatis et omnino patentibus.  Rostrum aliter fere sicut in genere Legato, sed magis depressum.  Rictus setis paucis et inconspicuis armatus.  Alæ subbreves: remige tertio quarto et quinto æqualibus et longissimis, primo nonum fere æquante: secundo sextum paulo excedente.  Cauda longa, fere quadrata.  Tarsi sicut in Elainea, sed robustiores." (P. Sclater & Salvin 1868); "Sublegatus Sclater and Salvin, 1868, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 171. Type, by monotypy, Sublegatus glaber Sclater and Salvin." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 18).

obscurior / obscuriora
L. obscurior, obscurioris  darker  < comp. obscurus  dark, obscure.