Black-faced Ibis / Theristicus melanopis

Black-faced Ibis / Theristicus melanopis

Black-faced Ibis

SCI Name:  Theristicus melanopis
Protonym:  Tantalus melanopis Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.653
Category:  Pelecaniformes / Threskiornithidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bkfibi1
Type Locality:  'In insula Novi Anni.''
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

THERISTICUS
(Threskiornithidae; Ϯ Black-faced Ibis T. melanopis) Gr. θεριστικος theristikos  of reaping  < θεριστρον theristron  sickle; "Genus. Theristicus Wagl.,  Curucou.   Rostrum gracilius. Pedes breves, robusti; tarsus validus digiti intermedii longitudine, incluso huius ungue, antice scutellis hexagonis tectus, postice reticulatus; digiti validi, breviusculi, teretiusculi, ungues mediocres, validi,arcuati, ille digiti anterioris intermedii acie interna subinflata (integra); acrodactyla elevato-scutellata.  ...  Species: 1. Th. melanopis (Ibis melanop. Wagl. Syst. Av. sp. 17.)" (Wagler 1832); "Theristicus Wagler, Isis, 1832, col. 1231. Type, by monotypy, Tantalus melanopis Gmelin." (Peters 1931, I, 135).  
Var. Theristocus.
Synon. Harpiprion, Molybdophanes.

melanopis
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; -ωπις -ōpis  -faced  < ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  face (cf. μελανωπις melanōpis  black-looking).
● ex “Black-faced Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Dryonastes chinensis).
● ex “Tangara à cravate noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 714, fig. 2 (Schistochlamys).
● ex “Black-faced Ibis” of Latham 1785 (Theristicus).