Protonym: Henicopernis infuscata Ibis p.128
Taxonomy: Accipitriformes / Accipitridae / Henicopernis
Taxonomy Code: blhbuz1
Type Locality: Blanche Bay, New Britain.
Author: Gurney, JH
Publish Year: 1882
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Long-tailed Honey Buzzard H. longicauda) Gr. ἑνικος henikos singular; genus Pernis Cuvier 1817, honey buzzard; "3. ASTUR LONGICAUDA, Less. The collection contains a female specimen of this rare bird, which has hitherto been supposed to belong to the subfamily Accipitrinæ; but the examination of this example proves that it would be more correctly placed in that of Milvinæ, as it possesses all the characters which are essential to that group. It forms part of the genus Pernis; but as it exhibits some slight differences in the wings, &c., from the type of the genus, I have ventured to propose the subgeneric appellation of Henicopernis, instead of adopting Dædalion (Dædalia), as suggested by Prince C. L. Bonaparte, because the latter word was long since given by Savigny as a more classical term for that of Astur." (G. Gray 1859); "Henicopernis G. R. Gray, Proc. Zoöl. Soc. London, 1859, p. 153. Type, by monotypy, Astur longicauda Lesson = Falco longicauda Garnot." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 198).
infuscata / infuscatus
L. infuscatus dusky < infuscare to make dark < infuscus dusky, blackish.
● ex “Curucáu Afeytado” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 365 (Phimosus).
● ex “Perroquet à franges souci” of Levaillant 1801-1805 (syn. Poicephalus robustus).
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)