Black-cheeked Mountain-Tanager / Anisognathus melanogenys

Black-cheeked Mountain-Tanager / Anisognathus melanogenys

Black-cheeked Mountain-Tanager

SCI Name:  Anisognathus melanogenys
Protonym:  Poecilothraupis melanogenys Ibis p.120 pl.3
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Thraupidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bkcmot1
Type Locality:  near San Sebastian (8000 ft.), Santa Marta region, Colombia.
Publish Year:  1880
IUCN Status:  


(Thraupidae; Ϯ Fire-bellied Mountain Tanager A. igniventris) Gr. ανισος anisos  unequal  < negative prefix αν- an- ; ισος isos  equal; γναθος gnathos  lower jaw; Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXXVII, labelled Passerinae: Fringillinae Tanagrinae, shows the toothed upper mandible, shortened lower mandible, and stubby, somewhat bullfinch-like bill of these mountain tanagers. "Anisognathus Reichenbach, June 1, 1850, Av. Syst. Nat., pl. 77. Type, by subsequent designation (Bonaparte, 1851, Rev. Mag. Zoll.[sic] [Paris], ser. 2, 3, p. 172, Tanagra igniventris d'Orbigny and Lafresnaye." (Storer in Peters, 1970, XIII, p. 331).
Synon. Compsocoma, Poecilothraupis.

melanogenia / melanogenis / melanogenius / melanogenys
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; γενυς genus, γενυος genuos  cheek, chin, jaw.