Black-and-white Seedeater / Sporophila luctuosa

Black-and-white Seedeater / Sporophila luctuosa

Black-and-white Seedeater

SCI Name:  Sporophila luctuosa
Protonym:  Spermophila luctuosa Rev.Zool. 6 p.291
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bawsee1
Type Locality:  Colombia; restricted to Bogota by Hellmayr, 1938, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 13, pt. 11, p. 200.
Publish Year:  1843
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(Thraupidae; Ϯ Temminck's Seedeater S. falcirostris) Gr. σπορος sporos  seed  < σπειρω speirō  to sow; φιλος philos  lover; "62. Gen. Sporophila 1) Cab.  Pyrrhula Tem. part.   Spermophila Swains. 1827.  ...  1σπορος sperma." (Cabanis 1844); "Sporophila Cabanis, 1844, Archiv f. Naturg., 10 (1), p. 291. New name for Spermophila Swainson, 1827, preoccupied by Spermophila Richardson, 1825." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 133) (see Spermophila).
Var. Sporofila, Sporoptula, Sporophilus.
Synon. AmazonicaCallyrhynchus, Dolospingus, Drepanorhynchus, Gyrinorhynchus, Microphila, Neorhynchus, Oryzoborus, Spermophila, Spermophilopsis.

luctuosa / luctuosus
L. luctuosus  mournful (i.e. black-plumaged)  < luctus  mourning  < lugere  to mourn.