Atherton Scrubwren / Sericornis keri

Atherton Scrubwren / Sericornis keri

Atherton Scrubwren

SCI Name:  Sericornis keri
Protonym:  Sericornis magnirostris keri Bull.Br.Orn.Club 40 p.106
Category:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  athscr1
Type Locality:  Bellenden Ker Range, northern Queensland.
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Publish Year:  1920
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DEFINITIONS

SERICORNIS
(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-browed Scrubwren S. frontalis) Gr. σηρικον sērikon  silk  < σηρες Sēres  the people from whom silk was obtained, the Chinese; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus SERICORNIS, Gould.   CHARACTERES GENERICI. Rostrum robustum, rectum, caputque quoad longitudinem fere æquans, ad apicem compressum, et indentatum; nares basales, laterales, ovales, et operculo tectæ; alæ mediocres, rotundatæ; remige primo perbrevi, quarto, quinto, atque sexto longissimis et inter se fere æqualibus; cauda mediocris et æqualis; tarsi elongati; digitus posticus cum ungue validus, digitumque intermedium fere æquans; digitis externis æqualibus; plumæ molles, et sericeæ.  ...   TYPE. Acanthiza frontalis, Vig. and Horsf." (Gould 1838).
Var. Serricornis.
Synon. Aethomyias, Arfakornis, Megathiza, Mesosericornis, Microlestes, Neosericornis, Tasmanornis.

keri
Bellenden Ker Range, northern Queensland, Australia.