Baird’s Flycatcher / Myiodynastes bairdii

Baird\'s Flycatcher / Myiodynastes bairdii

Baird's Flycatcher

SCI Name:  Myiodynastes bairdii
Protonym:  S[aurophagus] bairdii J.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia(n.s.) (n.s.) 1 p.40
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  baifly1
Type Locality:  California; error, Guayaquil, Ecuador, proposed by Chapman, 1926, Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 55, p. 513.
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Publish Year:  1847
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DEFINITIONS

MYIODYNASTES
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Northern Streaked Flycatcher M. maculatus) Gr. μυια muia,  μυιας muias  fly; δυναστης dunastēs  ruler  < δυναμαι dunamai  to be mighty; "Myiodynastes luteiventris, Bp., nouvelle espèce d'un nouveau genre qui en a quatre et que je décrirai comparativement ailleurs" (Bonaparte 1854); "Myiodynastes audax, Bp. ex Gm." (Bonaparte 1857); "The true type of the genus Myiodynastes, Bp. (a generic term published by the Prince, like many others, without characters, or even the indication of any exact type), was intended, I believe, to have been the Tyrannus audax, Auct. The name first appeared in print in the 'Comptes Rendus' for April 3, 1854, in connexion with M. luteiventris, which I have described above; but it also occurs in the catalogue of birds collected in Cayenne by M. Desplanches (p. 11), where it is applied to T. audax" (P. Sclater 1859); "Myiodynastes Bonaparte, 1857, Bull. Soc. Linn. Normandie, 2, p. 35. Type, by monotypy, "Myiodynastes audax Bp. ex Gm."1 = Muscicapa audax Gmelin = Muscicapa maculata Müller.   ...   1 Only the fact that Gmelin appears to have used the specific name audax for a single species makes this reference identifiable as given." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 215-216).
Synon. Hypermitres.

bairdi / bairdii
● Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887) US ornithologist, collector, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (Acanthidops, syn. Buteo swainsoni, Calidris, syn. Calidris melanotos, ‡Campephilus, syn. Coccyzus americanus, syn. Coccyzus euleri, syn. Coereba flaveola bahamensis, syn. Dryobates pubescens, syn. Dryobates scalaris, subsp. Empidonax affinis, Geothlypis, ‡subsp. Icterus leucopteryx, Junco, subsp. Melanerpes formicivorus, syn. Myioborus melanocephalus ruficoronatus, Myiodynastes, Oreomystis, Passerculus, syn. Phalacrocorax pelagicus resplendens, syn. Polioptila albiloris, Prinia, subsp. Sialia mexicana, syn. Sterna paradisaea, syn. Thryomanes bewickii mexicanus, Trogon, Vireo).
● Dr Robert F. Baird (fl. 1996) Australian palaeontologist (‡Centropus).