Ashy Woodpecker / Mulleripicus fulvus

Ashy Woodpecker / Mulleripicus fulvus

Ashy Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Mulleripicus fulvus
Protonym:  Picus fulvus Voy.AstrolabeZool. 1 p.228
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ashwoo1
Type Locality:  Celebes.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1830
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MULLERIPICUS
(Picidae; Ϯ Great Slaty Woodpecker M. pulverulentus) Salomon Müller (1804-1864) German explorer, collector in the East Indies (cf. specific name Hemilophus muelleri Bonaparte, 1850 (= syn. M. pulverulentus)); L. picus  woodpecker; "3. HEMILOPHUS, Sw.   a. Mulleripicus, Bp. — 15. pulverulentus, Temm. (mackloti, Wagl. — mulleri, Bp.)" (Bonaparte 1854); "Hemilophus a Mulleripicus Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, May, 1854, p. 122. (Consp. Vol. Zygodact., p. 7.) Type, by monotypy, Picus pulverulentus Temminck.   ...   Hemilophus Swainson, 1837, the oldest name for this genus is preoccupied by Hemilophus Audinet-Serville, 1835, Coleoptera." (Peters 1948, VI, 149). The student who delves into Prince Bonaparte’s passion for coining new names will find some fascinating material, but will be frustrated by the lack of explanation accompanying a large portion of them. Many of his contemporaries, and subsequent ornithologists of a less intuitive perception, were horrified and dismayed by his disregard for grammar and the classics. He was the darling of French ornithologists, who regarded him as “l’un des ornithologistes les plus célèbres de l’Europe”, but Cabanis raged about barbarisms which were neither Greek nor Latin, Coues dismissed his later work as worthless and pernicious, and Sharpe refused to recognise or use any of the Prince’s “nonsense- names” such as Mulleripicus, Graydidascalus, Kaupifalco and Reinwardtoena.
Var. Muelleripicus.
Synon. Alophonerpes, AlophusHemilophus, Lichtensteinipicus, Macropicus, Microstictus.

fulvum / fulvus
L. fulvus  tawny, deep yellow, brown, fulvous.
● ex “Cream-coloured Buzzard” of Latham 1781 (syn. Buteo jamaicensis).
● ex “Aigle de Montevideo” of de Buffon (Sonnini ed.), 1800-1802 (syn. Buteogallus urubitinga) (= ☼).
● ex “Tangara jaune à tête noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 809, fig. 2, and “Tangara mordoré” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Lanio).
● ex “Oriolus Maderaspatanus fulvus” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Oriolus kundoo).

SUBSPECIES

Ashy Woodpecker (fulvus)
SCI Name: Mulleripicus fulvus fulvus
fulvum / fulvus
L. fulvus  tawny, deep yellow, brown, fulvous.
● ex “Cream-coloured Buzzard” of Latham 1781 (syn. Buteo jamaicensis).
● ex “Aigle de Montevideo” of de Buffon (Sonnini ed.), 1800-1802 (syn. Buteogallus urubitinga) (= ☼).
● ex “Tangara jaune à tête noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 809, fig. 2, and “Tangara mordoré” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Lanio).
● ex “Oriolus Maderaspatanus fulvus” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Oriolus kundoo).

Ashy Woodpecker (wallacei)
SCI Name: Mulleripicus fulvus wallacei
wallaceana / wallaceanus / wallacei / wallaciana / wallacii
● Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) British zoologist, joint originator of the theory of evolution by natural selection, father of zoogeography, collector in Brazil and the East Indies (subsp. Accipiter fasciatus, Aegotheles, Ceyx, syn. Ceyx azureus lessonii, subsp. Chalcophaps stephani, syn. Dendrocincla fuliginosa, syn. Dicrurus leucophaeus, syn. Dicrurus paradiseus formosus, syn. Eos squamata, Eulipoa, Habroptila, Heleia, subsp. Hemiprocne longipennis, syn. Lonchura quinticolor, subsp. Mulleripicus fulvus, syn. Paradisaea apoda, subsp. Patagioenas plumbea, subsp. Picumnus aurifrons, subsp. Pipromorpha oleaginea, syn. Prioniturus platurus, subsp. Procnias albus, Ptilinopus, subsp. Schiffornis turdina, Semioptera, Sipodotus, subsp. Treron griseicauda).
● Maj. Robert Browne Wallace (1918-2002) US Army, businessman, philanthropist, environmentalist (Capito).