Barred Owlet-nightjar / Aegotheles bennettii

Barred Owlet-nightjar / Aegotheles bennettii

Barred Owlet-nightjar

SCI Name:  Aegotheles bennettii
Protonym:  Aegotheles bennettii Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 7 p.816
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Aegothelidae /
Taxonomy Code:  barown1
Type Locality:  Southeastern New Guinea.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1875
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

AEGOTHELES
(Aegothelidae; Ϯ Australian Owlet-nightjar A. cristatus) Gr. αιγοθηλας aigothēlas  nightjar or goatsucker  < αιξ aix, αιγος aigos  goat; θηλαζω thēlazō  to suckle; "Genus ÆGOTHELES Ϯ.   Rostrum breve, crassiusculum, latissimum, basi depressum, tomiis integris, rictu amplissimo.  Culmen carinatum, rotundatum, dertro unguiculato, subadunco.  Mandibula inferior apice ad accipiendum superioris dertrum canaliculata.   ...   ϮAιγοθηλης, Caprimulgus. — We revive the Aristotelian name of the Goatsucker. The word, although originally conveying an erroneous meaning, has been translated into so many languages, and, as such, has become so identified with the birds of this family, that we feel no hesitation in applying it to the present group.  ...  We have hitherto met with but one species belonging to this form which seems confined to New Holland.   1. NOVÆ HOLLANDIÆ.  ...  Caprimulgus Novæ Hollandiæ. Lath. Ind. Orn. p. 588. no. 18.  Crested Goatsucker. Phillips's Bot. Bay, pl. in p. 270.  This bird is called by the natives Teringing'." (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Ægotheles Vigors and Horsfield, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, pt. 1, 1826, p. 194. Type, by monotypy, Caprimulgus novaehollandiae Latham = Caprimulgus cristatus White." (Peters 1940, IV, p. 181).
Var. Aegitholes, Egotheles, Oegotheles.
Synon. Euaegotheles, Megaegotheles.

bennetti / bennettii
● Dr George Bennett (1804-1893) British surgeon, zoologist, botanist, conservationist, settled in Australia 1836 (Aegotheles, Casuarius, syn. Melanorectes nigrescens).
● Edward Turner Bennett (1797-1836) British zoologist, Vice-Secretary/Secretary of Zoological Society of London 1826-1836 (syn. Calocitta colliei, Campethera, syn. Orthotomus sutorius guzuratus).
● Kenric Harold Bennett (1835-1891) Australian naturalist, collector (Corvus).
● Lt. Dr Logan Johnson Bennett (1907-1957) US Navy, conservationist, collector in Melanesia 1944, Chief of US Fish & Wildlife Service 1948-1953 (subsp. Todiramphus chloris).

SUBSPECIES

Barred Owlet-nightjar (Barred)
SCI Name: Aegotheles bennettii bennettii/wiedenfeldi
AEGOTHELES
(Aegothelidae; Ϯ Australian Owlet-nightjar A. cristatus) Gr. αιγοθηλας aigothēlas  nightjar or goatsucker  < αιξ aix, αιγος aigos  goat; θηλαζω thēlazō  to suckle; "Genus ÆGOTHELES Ϯ.   Rostrum breve, crassiusculum, latissimum, basi depressum, tomiis integris, rictu amplissimo.  Culmen carinatum, rotundatum, dertro unguiculato, subadunco.  Mandibula inferior apice ad accipiendum superioris dertrum canaliculata.   ...   ϮAιγοθηλης, Caprimulgus. — We revive the Aristotelian name of the Goatsucker. The word, although originally conveying an erroneous meaning, has been translated into so many languages, and, as such, has become so identified with the birds of this family, that we feel no hesitation in applying it to the present group.  ...  We have hitherto met with but one species belonging to this form which seems confined to New Holland.   1. NOVÆ HOLLANDIÆ.  ...  Caprimulgus Novæ Hollandiæ. Lath. Ind. Orn. p. 588. no. 18.  Crested Goatsucker. Phillips's Bot. Bay, pl. in p. 270.  This bird is called by the natives Teringing'." (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Ægotheles Vigors and Horsfield, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, pt. 1, 1826, p. 194. Type, by monotypy, Caprimulgus novaehollandiae Latham = Caprimulgus cristatus White." (Peters 1940, IV, p. 181).
Var. Aegitholes, Egotheles, Oegotheles.
Synon. Euaegotheles, Megaegotheles.

Barred Owlet-nightjar (Diamond's)
SCI Name: Aegotheles bennettii terborghi
terborghi
Dr John Whittle Terborgh (b. 1936) US zoologist, environmentalist (subsp. Aegotheles affinis, Atlapetes).

Barred Owlet-nightjar (Dwarf)
SCI Name: Aegotheles bennettii plumifer
plumifer / plumifera / plumiferus
L. plumifer  bearing soft feathers or plumes  < pluma  plume; -ferus
-bearing  < ferre  to bear.