Black-eared Catbird / Ailuroedus melanotis

Black-eared Catbird / Ailuroedus melanotis

Black-eared Catbird

SCI Name:  Ailuroedus melanotis
Protonym:  Ptilonorhynchus melanotis Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt26 no.358 p.181
Category:  Passeriformes / Ptilonorhynchidae /
Taxonomy Code:  spocat1
Type Locality:  Aru Islands.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1858
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

AILUROEDUS
(Ptilonorhynchidae; Ϯ Green Catbird A. crassirostris) Gr. αιλουρος ailouros  cat; αοιδος aoidos or ωδος ōdos  singer  < αειδω aeidō  to sing;  "Cat-Bird of the Colonists of New South Wales  ...  In comparing it to the nightly concerts of the domestic cat, I conceive that I am conveying to my readers a more perfect idea of the note of this species than could be given by pages of description. This concert, is performed either by a pair or several individuals, and nothing more is required than for the hearer to shut his eyes to the surrounding foliage to fancy himself surrounded by London grimalkins of house-top celebrity." (Gould 1865); "Gen. PTILORHYNCHUS Kuhl 1820.*)  Atlasvogel   ...   *) Von Ptilorhynchus wird generisch zu trennen sein, nicht nur durch die, gerade zu dem Gattungsnamen widersprechende, fehlende Befiederung der Nasenlöcher, sondern auch durch mannigfache Abweichungen, z. B. in den Färbungsgesetzen und sicher in der Lebensweise:  Gen.  Ailuroedus nov. gen.  Katzenpirol. —  (Von αιλουρος, Katze und ωδος, Sänger.)   A. Smithi. — Ptilonorhynchus Smithii Vig. Horsf. Gould." (Cabanis 1853); "Ailuroedus Cabanis, 1851 [= 1853], Mus. Hein., 1, p. 213, note. Type, by monotypy, Ptilonorhynchus Smithii Vigors and Horsfield = Lanius crassirostris Paykull." (Mayr in Peters 1962, XV, p. 172).
Var. Aeluraedus, Aeluroedus.
Synon. Buccokitta, Chlorokitta, Kitta.

MELANOTIS
(Mimidae; Ϯ Blue Mockingbird M. caerulescens) Specific name Turdus melanotis Temminck, 1830 (< Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; -ωτις -ōtis  -eared  < ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear); "573. Melanotis, Bp. (Mimus, p. Boie. - Orpheus, p. Sw. - Turdus, p. Gr.)   Mexico.  1.  TURDUS melanotis, Temm. nec Gould. (Orpheus caerulescens, Sw. - Melanotis caerulescens, Bp.) Pl. col. 498.  ex Mexico." (Bonaparte 1850); "Melanotis Bonaparte, 1850, Consp. Gen. Av., 1, p. 276. Type, by monotypy, Turdus melanotis Temminck = Orpheus caerulescens Swainson." (Davis & Miller in Peters 1960, IX, 441).

melanotis
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; -ωτις -ōtis  -eared  < ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear.

SUBSPECIES

Black-eared Catbird (melanotis)
SCI Name: Ailuroedus melanotis melanotis
MELANOTIS
(Mimidae; Ϯ Blue Mockingbird M. caerulescens) Specific name Turdus melanotis Temminck, 1830 (< Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; -ωτις -ōtis  -eared  < ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear); "573. Melanotis, Bp. (Mimus, p. Boie. - Orpheus, p. Sw. - Turdus, p. Gr.)   Mexico.  1.  TURDUS melanotis, Temm. nec Gould. (Orpheus caerulescens, Sw. - Melanotis caerulescens, Bp.) Pl. col. 498.  ex Mexico." (Bonaparte 1850); "Melanotis Bonaparte, 1850, Consp. Gen. Av., 1, p. 276. Type, by monotypy, Turdus melanotis Temminck = Orpheus caerulescens Swainson." (Davis & Miller in Peters 1960, IX, 441).

Black-eared Catbird (facialis)
SCI Name: Ailuroedus melanotis facialis
facialis
Med. L. facialis  facial, of the face  < facie  face  <  L. facies  appearance, look.

Black-eared Catbird (joanae)
SCI Name: Ailuroedus melanotis joanae
joanae
Female eponym; dedicatee not yet identified (Mathews 1941, Emu, 40, 384); perhaps after a relative of the collector Dr G. Scott (OD per Björn Bergenholtz) (subsp. Ailuroedus melanotis).