Black-and-buff Woodpecker / Meiglyptes jugularis

Black-and-buff Woodpecker / Meiglyptes jugularis

Black-and-buff Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Meiglyptes jugularis
Protonym:  Picus (Meiglyptes) jugularis J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 14 p.195
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  babwoo3
Type Locality:  Arakan and Tenasserim.
Publish Year:  1845
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; Ϯ White-rumped Woodpecker M. tristis) Gr. μειων meiōn  smaller, lesser  < comp. μικρος mikros  small; γλυπτης gluptēs  carver  < γλυφω gluphō  to carve; "Meiglyptes, Sw.  Bill thick and broad at the base, as in Melanerpes.  Culmen considerably arched; the sides much rounded, and somewhat cylindrical.  Lateral ridge wanting.  Wings long.  Versatile and anterior toes equal.  Tarsus slightly shorter.   India.   Fissirostral.    P. poicilophus. Pl. Col. 197. f. 1." (Swainson 1837); "Meiglyptes Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 309. Type, by monotypy, Picus poicilophus Temminck = Picus tristis Horsfield." (Peters 1948, VI, 147).
Var. Meiglytes, Meigleptes, Meiglyptus, Miglyptes.
Synon. Hemicircoides, Stugnopicus.

Med. L. jugularis  of the throat, -throated  < L. iugulum  throat.
● ex “Petit Perruche à gorge jaune d’Amérique” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 190, fig. 1 (Brotogeris).
● ex “Petit Grimpereau des Philippines” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).
● ex “Red-breasted Humming Bird” of Edwards 1751, and “Polytmus cayanensis violaceus” of Brisson 1760 (Eulampis).
● ex “Merle à gorge noire de Saint-Domingue” (= ☼) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 559, and de Buffon 1770-1783 (syn. Icterus dominicensis).