Black-bellied Myzomela / Myzomela erythromelas

Black-bellied Myzomela / Myzomela erythromelas

Black-bellied Myzomela

SCI Name:  Myzomela erythromelas
Protonym:  Myzomela erythromelas AttiR.Accad.Sci.Torino 16 p.624
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blbmyz1
Type Locality:  New Britain.
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Publish Year:  1881
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DEFINITIONS

MYZOMELA
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Scarlet Myzomela M. sanguinolenta) Gr. μυζαω muzaō  to suck; μελι meli  honey; "This section forms an interesting subdivision of the present group [Meliphagidae], as marking the passage to the Cinnyridæ ...  this type of form may be generically characterized as follows, the Mel. cardinalis being the normal species.  Genus. MYZOMELA.  Rostrum breve, gracile; culmine arcuato, ad basin subcultrato; naribus longitudinalibus, linearibus, perangustis, membrana supra tectis, rostri tertiam partem longitudine æquantibus.  Lingua, alæ, pedesque iidem fere ut in Meliphagis veris.  Cauda subbrevis, æqualis" (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Myzomela Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, p. 318 [=316]. Type, by original designation, Meliphaga cardinalis Vigors and Horsfield = Certhia sanguinolenta Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 350).
Var. Mysomela.
Synon. Cosmeteira, Melomyza.    

erythromela / erythromelaena / erythromelana / erythromelas
Gr. ερυθρομελας eruthromelas, ερυθρομελαινα eruthromelaina  blackish-red, red and black  < ερυθρος eruthros  red; μελας melas, μελαινα  melaina  black.
● ex "Black-headed Grosbeak" of Latham 1785 (Caryothraustes)
● ex “Garza roxa y negra” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 360 (subsp. Ixobrychus exilis).
● ex Tanagra rubra Linnaeus, 1766 (syn. Piranga olivacea).