Band-tailed Antwren / Myrmotherula urosticta

Band-tailed Antwren / Myrmotherula urosticta

Band-tailed Antwren

SCI Name:  Myrmotherula urosticta
Protonym:  Formicivora urosticta Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt25 no.335 p.130 pl.126 fig.1
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thamnophilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  batant3
Type Locality:  Eastern Brazil.
Publish Year:  1857
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.

Gr. ουρα oura  tail; στικτος stiktos  spotted  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo.

(Trochilidae; Ϯ Purple-bibbed Whitetip U. benjamini) Gr. ουρα oura  tail; στικτος stiktos  spotted  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo; "UROSTICTE BENJAMINIWhite-tip.  ...  THIS beautiful species, one of the late discoveries in this lovely tribe of birds, differs in so many particulars from every other member of the family, that I have been constrained to give it a new generic title, and have selected that of Urosticte as indicative of the conspicuous white terminations of the four central tail-feathers; in nearly every other instance it is the outer feathers that are thus marked, and not the central ones, and it is the circumstance of the latter being thus decorated in the present bird which renders it so remarkable." (Gould 1853); "Urosticte Gould, Monogr. Trochil., pt. 6, 1853, pl. [3] and text [= 3, pl. 190 of volume]. Type, by monotypy, Trochilus benjamini Bourcier." (Peters 1945, V, 85).
Var. Urosticta.