Black-backed Bush Tanager / Urothraupis stolzmanni

Black-backed Bush Tanager / Urothraupis stolzmanni

Black-backed Bush Tanager

SCI Name:  Urothraupis stolzmanni
Protonym:  Urothraupis stolzmanni Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.83 pl.8
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bbbtan1
Type Locality:  Hacienda San Rafael, 9,000 ft., eastern slope of Volcan Tungurahua, Ecuador.
Publish Year:  1885
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae: Ϯ Stolzmann's Tanager U. stolzmanni) Gr. ουρα oura  tail; θραυπις thraupis  unidentified small bird, probably a type of finch. In ornithology thraupis signifies tanager; this species was formerly known as Black-backed Bush Tanager; "UROTHRAUPIS, gen. n.  Rostrum breve, compressum, culmine arcuato, tomiis maxillæ apice emarginatis; pedes robusti; alæ longiusculæ, remige 4a longissima, 3a et 5a æqualibus, quarta parum brevioribus; cauda longiuscula, rectricibus latis subacuminatis, apice rotundata.    76. UROTHRAUPIS STOLZMANNI, sp. n.  (Plate VIII.)" (Taczanowski & von Berlepsch 1885); "Urothraupis Taczanowski and Berlepsch, 1885, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, p. 83. Type, by monotypy, Urothraupis stolzmanni Taczanowski and Berlepsch." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 208). 

Jan Stanisław Sztolcman (1854-1928) Polish zoologist, collector in tropical America 1875-1881, 1882-1884, and Sudan 1901, Director of the Branicki Zoological Mus., Warsaw 1887, Vice-Director of Polish State Mus. of Nat. History, Warsaw 1919, conservationist (e.g. he initiated the European Bison protection programme). His surname was more frequently written Stolzmann (syn. Colaptes rupicola cinereicapillus, syn. Elaenia obscura, HabiaOreotrochilus, Rhynchospiza, Tachycineta, Tyranneutes, Urothraupis).