Black-and-gold Tanager / Bangsia melanochlamys

Black-and-gold Tanager / Bangsia melanochlamys

Black-and-gold Tanager

SCI Name:  Bangsia melanochlamys
Protonym:  Buthraupis melanochlamys Bull.Br.Orn.Club 25 p.112
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bagtan2
Type Locality:  La Selva, Rio Jamaraya, San Juan, slopes of Colombia, 4,800 ft.
Publish Year:  1910
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Blue-and-gold Tanager B. arcaei caeruleigularis) Outram Bangs (1863-1932) US zoologist, collector. "Bangsia gen. nov.   Type.— Buthraupis arcæi cæruleigularis Cherrie.   Characters.— In general resembling Buthraupis, but differing considerably in shape of bill and form of wing. Bill rather long and comparatively slender; depth at base about equal to width and to gonys (in this respect resembling Buthraupis), but decidedly less than length of maxilla from nostril. Wing long, about four times the length of the tarsus; more pointed than in Buthraupis, third primary (from outside) longest, the first very little shorter than the third and longer than the fifth (or sixth?); primaries exceeding secondaries by about the length of the tarsus. Tail comparatively much shorter than in Buthraupis, about one half or a little more than one half the length of the wing; slightly rounded or nearly square (slightly forked in B. a. cæruleigularis), not so decidedly rounded as in Buthraupis.  ...  Remarks. — It gives me great pleasure to dedicate this well-marked genus to Mr. Outram Bangs.  ...  In selecting as type B. a. cæruleigularis rather than the earlier form, B. a. arcæi, I have been influenced by the condition of the material at hand." (Penard 1919). "Bangsia Penard, Auk, 36, p. 539, 1919—type, by orig. desig., Buthraupis caeruleigularis Ridgway." (Hellmayr, 1936, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. IX, p. 194).

Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; χλαμυς khlamus, χλαμυδος khlamudos  cloak, mantle.