Bay Woodpecker / Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Bay Woodpecker / Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Bay Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Protonym:  Picus Pyrrhotis J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 6 p.108
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  baywoo1
Type Locality:  Nepal.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1837
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

BLYTHIPICUS
(Picidae; Ϯ Maroon Woodpecker B. rubiginosus) Edward Blyth (1810-1873) English zoologist, Curator of Mus. of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta; L. picus  woodpecker; "10. BLYTHIPICUS, Bp.  —  98. rubiginosus, Sw. (porphyromelas, Boie.)  —  99. pyrrhotis, Hodgs." (Bonaparte 1854); "Blythipicus Bonaparte, Ateneo Italiano, 2, 1854, p. 124. (Separately paged reprint, Consp. Vol. Zygodact., 1854, p. 9.) Type, by subsequent designation, Picus [i.e. Hemicircus] rubiginosus Swainson. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 94.)" (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 224).
Synon. Lepocestes, Phloistes, Plinthopicus, Pyrrhopicus, Venilia.

pyrrhotis
Gr. πυρρος purrhos  flame-coloured, red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; -ωτις -ōtis  -eared  < ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear (cf. πυρροτης purrhotēs  redness of the hair).

SUBSPECIES

Bay Woodpecker (pyrrhotis)
SCI Name: Blythipicus pyrrhotis pyrrhotis
pyrrhotis
Gr. πυρρος purrhos  flame-coloured, red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; -ωτις -ōtis  -eared  < ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear (cf. πυρροτης purrhotēs  redness of the hair).

Bay Woodpecker (sinensis)
SCI Name: Blythipicus pyrrhotis sinensis
sinense / sinensis
Mod. L. Sinensis  Chinese  < Sina  China  < Late L. Sinae  Chinese  < Gr. Σιναι Sinai  Chinese. Also a frequent amendment for the toponyms chinensis and sinicus.
● ex “Grand Martinet de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1782 (unident.?Acridotheres sp.).
● ex “Chincou” of Levaillant 1796, pl. 12 (the “Schinkuh” of Forster 1798) (syn. Aegypius monachus).
● ex “Grand Duc de la Chine” of Mauduyt de la Varenne 1782-1787 (unident.?Bubo sp.).
● ex “Chinese Titmouse” of Latham 1783 (Chrysomma).
● ex “Galgulus sinensis” of Brisson 1760, “Rollier de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 620, “Rolle de la Chine” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Chinese Roller” of Latham 1781 (syn. Cissa chinensis).
● ex “Pie de Macao” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Macao Crow” of Latham 1787 (syn. Dendrocitta formosae).
● Erroneous TL. China (= New Guinea); ex “Perroquet de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 514, and “Perroquet vert” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Eclectus roratus pectoralis).
● ex “Chinese Heron” of Latham 1785 (Ixobrychus).
● ex "Mésange de Nanquin" of Sonnerat 1782, and “Chinese Tanager” of Latham 1783 (syn. Leiothrix lutea).
● ex “Turdus sinensis” of Brisson 1760, and “Chinese Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Leucodioptron canorum).
● ex “Gobe-mouches verdâtre de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Wreathed Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (Otocompsa).
● ex “Chinese Diver” of Latham 1785 (syn. Phalacrocorax carbo).
● ex “Bécassine de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 881, and “Cape Snipe, var. B” of Latham 1785 (syn. Rostratula benghalensis).
● ex “Chinese Nuthatch” of Latham 1781 (J. Gmelin, 1788, nom. oblit.; nec Sitta sinensis J. Verreaux, 1871).
● ex “Chinese Tern” of Latham 1785 (subsp. Sternula albifrons).
● ex “China Owl” of Latham 1801 (syn. Strix seloputo).
● ex “Kinck de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 617, “Kink” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Kink Oriole” of Latham 1782 (Sturnia).
● ex “Coucou bleu de la Chine” of Brisson 1760 (?syn. Urocissa erythrorhyncha).
● ex “Ortolan de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Chinese Bunting” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Tarin de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Chinese Siskin” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “China Warbler” of Latham 1783 (unident.).
● ex “Chinese Jacana” of Latham 1785 (unident.).

Bay Woodpecker (annamensis)
SCI Name: Blythipicus pyrrhotis annamensis
annamense / annamensis
Annam Protectorate, French Indochina (= central Vietnam).

Bay Woodpecker (hainanus)
SCI Name: Blythipicus pyrrhotis hainanus
hainana / hainanensis / hainanum / hainanus
Hainan I., China.

Bay Woodpecker (cameroni)
SCI Name: Blythipicus pyrrhotis cameroni
cameroni
William Cameron (fl. 1885) British government surveyor in Malaya, who surveyed what became the Cameron Highlands hill-station (subsp. Blythipicus pyrrhotis).