Angola Cave-Chat / Xenocopsychus ansorgei

Angola Cave-Chat / Xenocopsychus ansorgei

Angola Cave-Chat

SCI Name:  Xenocopsychus ansorgei
Protonym:  Xenocopsychus ansorgei Bull.Br.Orn.Club 19 p.82
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Muscicapidae /
Taxonomy Code:  anccha1
Type Locality:  Lobango, Mossamedes, Angola.
Publish Year:  1907
IUCN Status:  


(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Angola Cave Chat X. ansorgei) Gr. ξενος xenos  stranger; genus Copsychus Wagler, 1827, magpie robin; "XENOCOPSYCHUS, gen. n.  Closely allied to Copsychus, but the bill is slightly more depressed, the culmen less arched, the operculum covering the nostrils bare, the frontal feathers directed backwards, while in Copsychus the nasal operculum is completely or nearly hidden by bristly feathers, which are directed forwards.   ...  The sexes are alike in colour, as in Copsychus seychellarum, while in the Indian and Malayan forms the sexes differ.    XENOCOPSYCHUS ANSORGEI, sp. n." (Hartert 1907); "Xenocopsychus Hartert, 1907, Bull. Brit. Orn. Club, 19, p. 81. Type, by monotypy, Xenocopsychus ansorgei Hartert." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 50).

ansorgeanus / ansorgei / ansorgii
Prof. Dr William John Ansorge (1850-1913) British physician in Mauritius, Uganda and Nigeria, zoologist, collector, explorer in tropical Africa (subsp. Acrocephalus rufescens, subsp. Anthoscopus caroli, subsp. Anthus leucophrys, syn. Apalis rufogularis angolensis, syn. Apus caffer, subsp. Calendulauda sabota, syn. Chlorophoneus bocagei, syn. Cinnyris reichenowi, subsp. Cisticola rufilatus, subsp. Criniger barbatusDyaphorophyia, syn. Eremomela atricollis, syn. Erythropygia leucophrys munda, subsp. Euplectes gierowii, syn. Euplectes progne delacouri, Eurillas, subsp. Indicator willcocksi, subsp. Lagonosticta rhodopareia, syn. Melaenornis infuscatus benguellensis, syn. Myioparus griseigularis, Nesocharis, syn. Numida meleagris reichenowi, subsp. Ortygospiza atricollis, subsp. Parisoma subcaeruleum, subsp. Parmoptila woodhousei, subsp. Plocepasser mahali, subsp. Prinia flavicans, subsp. Pterocles bicinctus, syn. Sarothrura rufa, subsp. Sylvia abyssinica, syn. Sylvia subcoerulea iohannis, subsp. Sylvietta rufescens, subsp. Tchagra australis, subsp. Treron calvus, subsp. Tricholaema hirsuta, Xenocopsychus).