Ashy Antwren / Myrmotherula grisea

Ashy Antwren / Myrmotherula grisea

Ashy Antwren

SCI Name:  Myrmotherula grisea
Protonym:  Myrmotherula grisea Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 87(1935) p.321
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ashant1
Type Locality:  Sta. Anna, 2200 feet, Rio Coroico, La Paz, Bolivia.
Publish Year:  1935
IUCN Status:  


(Thamnophilidae; Ϯ Pygmy Antwren M. brachyura) Dim. < genus Myrmothera Vieillot, 1816, antpitta; "GENUS II. MYRMOTHERULA.  Cauda brevis; sæpe brevissima: rectricibus plerumque duodecim, interdum decem: rostrum tenue, subulatum, non magis altum quam latum: acrotarsiis et paratarsiis divisis.  In M. pygmæa and the next following species of this genus the tail is very diminutive, and the tail-feathers are much narrowed. In the latter part of the series it is longer and more broadly feathered, but never so elongated as in true Formicivora. The general facies of these two genera is otherwise nearly the same.   1. MYRMOTHERULA PYGMÆA.  Gobemouche à poitrine orangée de Cayenne, Buff. Pl. Enl. 831. fig. 2.  Muscicapa pygmæa, Gm. S. N. i. p. 933.  Myrmothera minuta, D'Orb. Voy. p. 184?  Formicivora pygmæa, Cab. Orn. Not. p. 227; Bp. Consp. p. 200; Sclater, P.Z.S. 1855, p. 147.   ...   2. MYRMOTHERULA SURINAMENSIS   ...   3. MYRMOTHERULA MULTOSTRIATA   ...   4. MYRMOTHERULA GUTTATA   ...   5. MYRMOTHERULA GULARIS   ...   6. MYRMOTHERULA HÆMATONOTA   ...   7. MYRMOTHERULA ORNATA   ...   8. MYRMOTHERULA HAUXWELLI   ...   9. MYRMOTHERULA ERYTHRONOTA   ...   10. MYRMOTHERULA AXILLARIS.  Le grisin de Cayenne, femelle, Buff.   ...   11. MYRMOTHERULA MELÆNA   ...   12. MYRMOTHERULA MENETRIESI   ...   13. MYRMOTHERULA BREVICAUDA   ...   14. MYRMOTHERULAUROSTICTA" (P. Sclater 1858); "Myrmotherula Sclater, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, pt. 26, 1858, p. 234. Type, by subsequent designation, M. pygmaea, i.e. Muscicapa pygmaea Gmelin = Muscicapa brachyura Hermann (Sclater, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 15, 1890, p. 229)." (Peters 1951, VII, 188).
Var. Myrmetherula, Myrmotheula, Mormotherula.
Synon. Myrmopagis, Myrmophila, Myrmotherium, Poliolaema.

Med. L. griseum, griseus or grisius  grey.
● ex “Dark Grey Petrel” of Cook 1777, and “Grey Petrel” of Latham 1785 (Ardenna).
● ex “Crabier de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 908 (syn. Butorides striata).
● ex “Calidris grisea” of Brisson 1760, “Maubèche grise” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 366, and “Grisled Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (syn. Calidris canutus).
● ex “Tourterelle de Cayenne” of Holandre 1790 (syn. Columbina minuta).
● ex “Grimpereau gris de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1782 (?syn. Dicaeum sp., ?syn. Orthotomus sp.)
● ex “Alouette grise de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782 (Eremopterix).
● ex “Grisin de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 643, figs. 1, 2, and “Grisly Warbler” of Latham 1783 (Formicivora).
● ex “Grignet” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 126 (syn. Parisoma subcaeruleum).
● ex “Matuitui” of Willughby 1676, “Numenius americanus minor” of Brisson 1760, “Matuitui des rivages” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Ibis” of Latham 1785 (syn. Theristicus melanopis).
● ex “Merle gris de Gingi” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Grey Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Turdoides affinis).
● ex “Tangara olive de la Louisiane” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 714, fig. 1, “Gris-Olive” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Tanager” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Vireo griseus).
● ex “Cotinga gris de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 699 (?syn. Xipholena punicea).
● ex “Martin Gris-de-Fer” of Levaillant 1801, pl. 95, fig. 2 (Gracula artefact).
● ex “Avis gonambucho Americana” of Seba 1734, “Bruant de Surinam” of Brisson 1760, “Gonambouch” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Grey Bunting” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Grey-necked Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Coquantototl, avicula cristata, forma passeris” of Seba 1734-1765, “Manacus cristatus griseus” of Brisson 1760, and “Grey Manakin” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● "Sporophila intermedia Cabanis  ...  Loxia grisea Gmelin (Syst. Nat., 1, [2], p. 857, 1789) was long used for the above species. The name rests exclusively upon "Le Gros-Bec de Virginie" Daubenton, Pl. Enl., pl. 393, fig. 1, called by Buffon "Le Grisalbin." The rather poor figure shows a blackish bill, white throat, and whitish superciliaries, and I am inclined to agree with Chubb (Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl., 41, p. 35, 1920) that the name is better dropped as undeterminable." (Hellmayr 1938, XIII, 176) (unident.).