Bay Antpitta / Grallaria capitalis

Bay Antpitta / Grallaria capitalis

Bay Antpitta

SCI Name:  Grallaria capitalis
Protonym:  Grallaria capitalis Am.Mus.Novit. no.231 p.2
Category:  Passeriformes / Grallariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bayant1
Type Locality:  Rumicruz, 9700 feet, Junin, Peru.
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Publish Year:  1926
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DEFINITIONS

GRALLARIA
(Grallariidae; Ϯ Variegated Antpitta G. varia) Mod. L. grallarius  stilt-walker  < L. grallae  stilts  < obsolete gradula  little step  < dim. gradus  step; "GRALLARIE, Grallaria.  Turdus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec droit, un peu fort, épais, convexe en dessus, à dos caréné, comprimé par les côtés; mandibule supérieure échancrée et courbée à la pointe. — Jambes demi-nues. — Queue courte.   Esp. Roi des Fourmilliers, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Grallaria Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 43. Type, by monotypy, Roi des Fourmilliers, Buffon = Formicarius varius Boddaert." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 262).
Synon. AgauraChamaebates, Colobathris, Hypsibemon, Myiotrichas, Myioturdus, Oropezus.

grallaria
Mod. L. grallarius  stilt-walker  < L. grallae  stilts  < obsolete gradula  little step  < dim. gradus  step.

capitale / capitalis
L. capitalis  relating to the head, capital, chief  < caput, capitis  head, chief.
● "Forehead, and crown to line between middle of orbits, pale creamy drab, shading abruptly into the purplish iridescence which overlies remainder of crown and back of neck." (Nelson 1898) (subsp. Leptotila verreauxi).
● ex “Capital Tanager” of Latham 1787 (Ploceus).