Black-eared Shrike-Babbler / Pteruthius melanotis

Black-eared Shrike-Babbler / Pteruthius melanotis

Black-eared Shrike-Babbler

SCI Name:  Pteruthius melanotis
Protonym:  Pt[eruthius]. melanotis J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 16 p.448
Category:  Passeriformes / Vireonidae /
Taxonomy Code:  besbab1
Type Locality:  the Terai, at base of southeastern Himalayas ; type from Nepal, fide Gadow, 1883, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus., 8, p. 118.
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Publish Year:  1847
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DEFINITIONS

PTERUTHIUS
(Vireonidae; Ϯ White-browed Shrike-babbler P. aeralatus validirostris) Gr. πτερον pteron  wing; ερυθαινω eruthainō  to dye red  < ερυθραινω eruthrainō  to paint red  < ερυθρος eruthros  red; "26. Genus, PTERUTHIUS*.   ...   Bill short, compressed, thick; the tip shrike-like, hooked and deeply notched; culmen considerably arched; gonys ascending.  Nostrils basal, the aperture ovate or round.  Rictus slightly bristled, wide.  Wings very short, rounded.  Tail short, broad, rounded; the tips very obtuse.  Tarsi smooth, pale.   Type.—Lanius erythropterus, GOULD'S Century.  Nepaul.   ...   *Th. πτερον ala, et ερυθιαω sum ruber." (Swainson 1832); "Pteruthius Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer., 2 (1831), p. 491. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Lanius erythropterus Gould, i.e., Vigors = Pteruthius flaviscapis validirostris Koelz." (Deignan in Peters 1964, X, 385). This genus was traditionally placed in the Timaliidae, hence the substantive name.
Var. PterutiusPterythrius, Ptererythrius.
Synon. Aenopogon, Allotrius, Hilarocichla.

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 Shrike-Babbler (melanotis)
SCI Name: Pteruthius 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 Shrike-Babbler (tahanensis)
SCI Name: Pteruthius melanotis tahanensis
tahanensis
Gunong Tahan, Pahang, Malaya.