Ash-throated Gnateater / Conopophaga peruviana

Ash-throated Gnateater / Conopophaga peruviana

Ash-throated Gnateater

SCI Name:  Conopophaga peruviana
Protonym:  Conopophaga Peruviana Exped.Am.Sud.Zool.[Castelnau] 1 Ois.(1855) p.50 pl.16 fig.1
Category:  Passeriformes / Conopophagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  astgna1
Type Locality:  Pebas and Nauta, Peru.
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Publish Year:  1856
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DEFINITIONS

CONOPOPHAGA
(Conopophagidae; Chestnut-belted Gnateater C. aurita) Gr. κωνωψ kōnōps, κωνωπος kōnōpos  gnat; -φαγος-phagos  -eating  < φαγειν phagein  to eat; "CONOPOPHAGE, Conopophaga.  Pipra, Turdus, Gm. Lath.  Bec nu à la base, droit, tendu, déprimé sur toute sa longueur, un peu caréné en dessus, échancré et courbé vers le bout; mandibule inférieure plate en dessous.   Esp. Fourmillier à ailes blanches, — tacheté, Buff.   ...   Conopophaga [κωνωψ, culexφαγω, edo]." (Vieillot 1816); "Conopophaga Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 39.  Type, by subsequent designation, Turdus auritus Gmelin (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 41)." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 273).
Var. Conopophagus, Conophaga.
Synon. Brachyurus, Ceraphanes, Myagrus, Pseudoconopophaga.

peruana / peruanum / peruanus / peruvia / peruviana / peruvianus / peruviensis
Peru. Said to be named after Biru, a local Inca encountered by the conquistadores (although the name is also accredited to a Panamanian cazique). Until the early 18th century the Viceroyalty of Peru included all Spanish possessions in South America.
● ex “Geai du Pérou” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 625, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Peruvian Jay” of Latham 1781 (syn. Cyanocorax yncas).
● ex “Coq de Roche du Pérou” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 745, and de Buffon 1770-1783 (Rupicola).
● Erroneous TL. Peru (= Brazil) (Tangara).
Erroneous TL. Peru (= Tahiti) (Vini).