Black-capped Tanager / Stilpnia heinei

Black-capped Tanager / Stilpnia heinei

Black-capped Tanager

SCI Name:  Stilpnia heinei
Protonym:  P.[rocnias] Heinei Mus.Hein. 1 p.31
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blctan1
Type Locality:  Colombia.
Publish Year:  1851
IUCN Status:  


(syn. Tangara Ϯ Black-headed Tanager T. cyanoptera) Gr. στιλπνος stilpnos  glistening, glittering  < στιλπνοω stilpnoō  to polish; "32. Stilpnia, new genus (Fig. 5).   Type species. Aglaia cyanoptera Swainson, 1834 (currently recognized as Tangara cyanoptera).  ...  Etymology. The name, feminine in gender, is derived from the Greek στιλπνη, the feminine form of the adjective meaning "glittering" or "glistening," alluding to the glossiness of the plumage of these colorful tanagers.  Comments. Euschemon Sclater, 1851 (type species Tanagra flava Gmelin, 1789, currently Tangara cayana flava), is preoccupied by Euschemon Doubleday, 1846, the name of an Australian butterfly, and so not available" (Burns et al. 2016) (OD per Richard Klim).

Ferdinand Heine (1809-1894) German ornithologist, founder of Mus. Heineanum, Halberstadt (subsp. Alaudala rufescens, subsp. Clytorhynchus vitiensis, subsp. Larus canus, syn. Ognorhynchus icterotis, Tangara, Zoothera).